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.

Thomas Michie

My pocket money story

I got money from my parents on a Friday and I would go and buy football stickers. All the boys at primary school would have their sticker book for the season and we would trade stickers at playtime. I can remember looking out for my favourite players to put in my book, Simon Donnelly and Brian McLaughlin (God I’m getting old) in the hope of at least being able to complete the pages for my favourite team (Celtic) . I also remember the excitement of getting a “shiney” (a sticker that was sparkly lol) - these were like gold dust in the trading game. It’s funny because I then did this all again with my little boy.

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