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,Raikes Parade, Fylde Food Bank,St Annes United Reformed Church, His Provision CIC,272-274 Central Drive.
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 canvolunteer with Age UK.
3. Walk a dog
It's not just people that need a little help during the festivities. Animal shelters are always looking for people to help out. 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