Fundraisers will plunge into shark-infested waters to raise money for the Hull branch of a children's charity.
A South Yorkshire soldier - the most seriously injured serviceman to survive the conflict in Afghanistan - has completed his Arctic trek.
A team of charity workers based in West Yorkshire are heading to Syria to help to set up two hospitals.
The Prime Minister David Cameron has faced questions over the rise in demand for emergency food and food banks.
The question came as part of today's Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons.
Asked whether David Cameron was concerned about the massive increase in people using foodbanks under his Government, the Prime Minister's official spokesman said:
– David Cameron
Recognising that these are tough economic times is why the Government has been taking the action it is in a number of areas to help families, including through measures around fuel duty and council tax.
An inspirational 9-year-old who set up a charity to help poor families says she's devastated after vandals smashed up the second hand shop she opened with her mother.
Zara McGuiness from Featherstone was inspired to start her foundation after a dog attack left her seriously injured.
A mother who set up a voluntary organisation to support small charities has been named Tesco Mum of the Year. Kate Hardcastle, aged 36 from Huddersfield, organised a charity concert in 2006 - only for Smokey Robinson to send a video message and Martha Reeves to perform.
– Kate Hardcastle, mum of the year
“I decided to create Charity Dreamgirls as a way to bring people together to be able to do something to help raise awareness of smaller charities. There are 180,000 charities in the UK – all competing for the public’s attention and money. If you are a smaller charity, how do you get yourself heard? I knew I could bring my skills from the corporate world to support these lesser-known charities and create fun events people would want to get involved with.”
She went on to found 'Charity Dreamgirls' an organisation that continues to run suimilar events. Kate’s next campaign – supported by Charity Dreamgirls – is called Positive Image and aims to tackle the problems surrounding bullying.
A Leeds based horse charity is making an appeal for donations during the winter months. Hope Pastures Horse & Pony Sanctuary is said to be at crisis point due to the increasing number of horses either being abandoned or facing death due to the desperate financial situation of many horse owners.
The charity currently has five ponies in emergency foster homes and three ponies waiting to come back from their loan homes where they are no longer required, The mission of the charity is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome where possible.
Rescue spaces are urgently required and the charity is now appealing for foster homes until space can made at the charity. Find out more here.
On Friday Ant and Dec, Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield, along with a host of celebrities will be on ITV to raise money for six charities with Text Santa
This year money will be rised for Age UK, Anthony Nolan, Carers UK, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Together for Short Lives and Whizz-Kidz.