Super deal for charity jam

Nov 28, 2019

Super deal for charity jam

AN 18-year-old’s own brand of strawberry and vanilla jam is hitting the shelves of Harris Farm Markets. Proceeds from each jar of Benjamin Burwood’s jam – aptly named benJAMin – go towards the education of more than 2000 students in East Timor.

“I wanted to … give money to East Timor, because 50 per cent of the population live below the poverty line,” Mr Burwood, from Wahroonga, said.

A humble school stall laid the groundwork for benJAMin’s catapulting success, raising more than $500 with the help of his classmates.

Through Mary MacKillop Today (MMT), fundraising from benJAMin has helped finance mobile learning centres in poor areas of East Timor.

The strawberry and vanilla jam and Timorese BBQ sauce can be purchased for $5.99 from participating stores.


Originally published in the North Shore Times by Benjamin Wilson

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