The charities benefitting this year are Age UK, Barnardo's, BeatBullying, British Heart Foundation, Clic Sargent and Help the Hospices.
The severe weather has seen residents rescued from their flooded homes, travel disrupted and schools closed.
Windy Thursday ahead of a chillier Friday
An investigation has been launched after a body was found in Porthcawl. Police were called to Victoria Ave just before 8:30 this morning. The body of a male, believed to be 41 years old was found.
No formal identification of the body has taken place and police aren't treating the find as suspicious. Enquiries are ongoing to trace the next of kin.
Rather cloudy at first with scattered showers in places but these should ease through the morning with increasing amounts of sunny spells developing, particularly across the east. It will be fairly breezy but will remain mild. Maximum temperature 11 deg C (52 deg F).
It will be a mainly dry but rather cloudy night with any cloud breaks leading to the odd mist patch developing. Remaining mild and frost-free. Minimum temperature 7 deg C (45 deg F).
After a largely cloudy start, the cloud should break to allow some bright or sunny intervals to develop, especially across the east of the country. Staying mild. Maximum temperature 11 deg C (52 deg F).
Adventurer Maria Leijerstam, 35, is heading out to Antarctica in an attempt to become the first person in the world to cycle to the South Pole from the edge of the continent.
She will spend both Christmas day and New Years day cycling in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees with the aim of reaching the South Pole by January 7 2014.
Passengers flying to and from Cardiff Airport experienced some delays and disruption today, after a technical glitch at the UK's main air traffic control room. Cardiff was one of the airports affected by the problems earlier this morning. Alexandra Lodge reports.
VIDEO: Watch how Chris Thomas proposed to Ruby Colomb in Cardiff city centre today. A flashmob dance was arranged. Friend Nici Bull was behind the choreography, which culminated in the big question. Press play to find out if Ruby said yes!
After a cloudy December day, the weather's set to continue on a dull but dry note. Manali Lukha has all the details.
Eight people have been injured in the crash at Mold Market as traders have spoken of their shock at this morning's accident. Some had a lucky escape.