SHARE is a registered charity, founded in 1970 by students from Presentation Brothers College, Cork, who raised funds to try and make existing housing for Cork City’s vulnerable elderly more comfortable. One of the most well-known elements of the fundraising over the past 50 years is the SHARE Christmas campaign which includes the the annual 24-hour fast and the blessing of the crib in the city. It has become a tradition of the festive season in Cork and the crib is staffed by students right up until Christmas Eve to encourage people to donate to the worthy cause.

The organisation has gone from strength to strength and now involves student volunteers from 22 of Cork’s schools in the fundraising effort each year