But for others the festive period can be a difficult time. Here are just a few ways you can make a difference:
1. Donate to a food bank
As well as food, some food banks will also welcome toys, gifts and clothes. You can make donations to: The Salvation Army inHarrington St in Noor Hall, The Foxton Centre inKnowsley St andWhitbys Local Pantry at Intact.
2. Befriend an elderly person
According toAge UK, more than 2 millionpeopleinEnglandover theageof 75live alone. Giving a little of your time during the festivities to visit an elderly neighbour can make a huge difference, or you can join volunteer with Age UK.
3. Walk a dog
If you have some spare time, becoming an animal care volunteers with the RSPCA means you can lend a helping hand. Visit the RSPCA websiteor your local centre for more information.
4. Help a disadvantaged child
With 1 in 3 children living in property, you can help by donating gifts to the Rock FM Cash for Kids campaign. A list of gift drop off points here: http://bit.ly/2RWvVEg