Here is what people have been doing to help raise funds for charities.
Heartbeat member John Thimmaya raised 155.69 by asking his local pub The Army and Navy on Meadow Street, Preston to collect loose change in a collection tub in the bar.
Members of Ashton and Lea Golf Club donated 4,641 pounds to St Catherine's Hospice following a series of fund-raising events.
The club was also given 200 pounds from Asdas green token scheme to add to their total.
Burnley Community Kitchen will now collect food donations in eight SPAR stores across Burnley, Pendle and the Ribble Valley. SPAR is run by James Hall & Co, based in Fulwood.
Persimmon Homes has donated 1,000 pounds to Bibbys Farm, in Chorley, which provides activities for scout and guide groups, schools and Duke of Edinburghs award scheme
A team of 15 from Utiligroup in Chorley climbed the National Three Peaks to raise more than 3,000 pounds for Derian House and St Catherines Hospice.
Law firm Stephensons has marked the end of 12 months of fund-raising for its Charity of the Year, Derian House Hospice, raising raised more than 6,000 pounds for the charity.
The team at Blackburn Crown Decorating Centre, a member of the Crown Paints family, have donated paint and sundries to a refurbishment of Brockholes Nature Reserve.