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
On tonight's Coast & Country, our reporter Nicola Hendy is in Gwent getting a lesson in one of Britain’s fastest growing watersports - stand-up paddleboarding.
She has a lesson, and discovers the beautiful Llandegfedd Reservoir.
Just eight miles from Newport, it’s a special conservation area and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Coast & Country is on ITV at 8pm tonight.
UPDATE: Due to damage to the sea wall, the line between Chester and Rhyl is closed. Buses will operate between these stations.
Following yesterdays disruption; no service between Chester & Rhyl & no trains between Blaenau Ffestiniog but road transport in operation.
Damage to the sea wall at Mostyn on the North Wales coast is affecting trains between Rhyl and Chester, Arriva Trains Wales advises.
The company posted this picture on Twitter of the debris resulting from yesterday's storm.
Buses will replace trains between Rhyl and Chester until further notice.
A chilly and bright start, although it will turn cloudier through the day. Outbreaks of rain are possible, mainly in the north of the country but it should otherwise be dry. Winds will be much lighter. Maximum temperature 10 deg C (50 deg F).
Mostly dry with some clear spells but a few showers may continue in places. Cold enough for a few fog patches by morning. Minimum temperature 2 deg C (36 deg F).
It should stay largely dry with bright or sunny spells and just a few showers, these mainly in the west. Maximum temperature 11 deg C (52 deg F).
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:
Mostly dry and cloudy although occasional spells of rain or drizzle are possible, mainly in the west. Temperatures should be a little above average.
Trains services between Rhyl and Chester are suspended because of damage from yesterday's storm surge. There's a shuttle service between Rhyl and Holyhead.
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Katherine Jenkins has been exploring the history of some of the most important pieces of ancient jewellery found in Wales. As part of ITV's Britain's Secret Treasures programme shown last night, she looked at the discovery of the Boverton Hoard in 2005. The Iron Age find is around 2,000 years old.
Caerphilly County Borough Council is hoping to bring the christmas cheer to around 800 children across the county. Volunteers are helping to sort, wrap and distribute over 2,500 parents today and tomorrow.
Operation Santa is being supported by homelessness charities Llamau, Action for Children, Home-Start and Gofal Cymru, who have nominated children to receive gifts.
The Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" warning of ice for Conwy, Denbighshire, Wrexham,and Flintshire
Firefighters are still pumping water from roads in Rhyl after yesterday's storm surge.
Police say they have received no reports of flooding during last night's high tide.
There are two flood alerts this morning from Anglesey to Deeside and on Gower.