The people, pubs and shops of the borough regularly go out of their way to help others.
It inspired us to take a look and some of the other wonderful fundraising projects we have seen in the borough in the past.
So whether you sat in a bath of pink custard at Asda, sang for charity at the Kelly in Hebburn, fed the hungry at Christmas or did a fancy dress run dressed as a bee, we have it all!
1. Gunged in 2009!
Kate Barratt had wallpaper paste poured over her by fellow fundraisers Colin Aldus and Richard Walker in this scene from 13 years ago. Remember this?
2. Novel at St Hilda's
A fundraising readathon at St Hilda's School in 2009. Do you recognise any of the fundraisers?
3. Virtual fundraising at High Tunstall
These students were taking part in a Hartlepool to Blackpool charity rowing fundraiser at High Tunstall College of Science for Cancer Research. Were you involved in 2017?
Photo: Stu Norton
4. A knockout way to raise money
A fundraising event to raise money for Alice House Hospice was held at Hartlepool Rugby Club in 2016 and it looked like great fun.