Hundreds of students from 22 Cork schools will be collecting between now and Christmas Eve.

Proceeds go towards the maintenance of the SHARE housing and day care centre for the elderly.

The crib will open at 6pm Friday evening and it has moved to its original location outside Gentleman’s Quarters on Patrick Street.

Speaking to Cork’s 96FM & C103 news SHARE student Ilann Wall says he hopes people continue to support the charity.