On Wednesday, 15th December, representing the Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Dr Paul Colton, the Dean of Cloyne, the Very Reverend Susan Green joined Bishop Fintan Gavin on Patrick Street in Cork for the annual ecumenical blessing of S.H.A.R.E. Crib.
S.H,A.R.E., which stands for Students Harness Aid for the Relief of the Elderly, was founded 51 years ago by students of the Presentation Brothers School in Cork but has now expanded to involve 22 schools in the metropolitan Cork area.
At the heart of the S.H.A.R.E. Christmas campaign, which runs this year until Christmas Eve, is each student’s 24 hour fast as well as, of course, the famous life size crib on Patrick Street. This student-led charity now has 140 supported independent living units in seven different locations. In addition there is a dementia outreach programme. One hundred and twenty-five daycare clients are also catered for.