Young, smart and bringing in the dough

Nov 16, 2019

In Sydney, Wahroonga student Benjamin Burwood started making his own jam when he was 10 years old, before he eventually starting selling via word of mouth, at school stalls, and via social media and an online shop.

The business – with the brand name BenJAMin – has helped the now 18-year-old cope with a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis type 1 and raises funds for charity Mary MacKillop Today to help children in Timor-Leste, where his mother was born.

‘‘The hardest bit was cutting up 400 punnets of strawberries in the middle of my HSC exams,’’ Mr Burwood said.

Originally published in The Saturday Age by Megan Johnston

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