As part of the Text Santa Appeal we've been looking at the work done by the six charities that the money will go towards helping.
Kim Inglis has been to see the help given by Marie Curie Cancer Care.
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The colours red, white and blue have been projected onto the monument following yesterday's terrorist attack at Westminster.
After Wednesday's downpours things are looking more settled.
Durham PCC, Ron Hogg is urging members of the public to "stay strong and stay together" by sharing intelligence to defeat terrorism.