Small change for a sea change

Most of us were lucky enough as children to be given pocket money. What was pocket money for you as a child is small change now. It can help us give our children experiences and support that will create a sea change in their childhood.

Lorna Reid

My pocket money story

When I was 8 years old, I saved up my pocket money to buy my family Christmas presents. I remember bursting with pride as they each took a turn to open their carefully, wrapped gift. But what I remember most, was the joy expressed by my Gaga (Grandfather) when he opened up his tiny parcel. Of course, he took forever to open it! Which just added even more to my excitement. Inside was a dark green pencil sharpener and a brown pair of shoes laces. He said “This is the finest present I have ever had”. And the best thing is, I know he meant it. A reminder that the wee things in life are important.

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