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16/12/2022

Join us or the final Friendly Friday of 2022 tonight at We Connect Coffee Shop & Pantry!

A welcoming, warm space for anyone who needs it, come along for:

  • Games

  • Socialising

  • Work space

  • Food - pay what you can!

  • Cost of living advice and support

This is our new initiative, in collaboration with Caerphilly County Borough Council and St Vincent de Paul Church. We look forward to seeing you there!

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19/12/2022

Important Announcement

Changes to food parcel requests

We can only accept food parcel requests made by phone on 01633 848899.

We can no longer accept requests by email, message, text, or via social media.

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20/12/2022

Opening times for We Connect Coffee Shop & Pantry over the Christmas period

  • 24th - CLOSED

  • 25th - Pre-booked Christmas dinner only

  • 26th - CLOSED

  • 27th - CLOSED

  • 28th - 9am to 2pm

  • 29th - 9am to 2pm

  • 30th - 9am to 2pm

  • 31st - CLOSED

  • 1st - CLOSED

  • 2nd - CLOSED

  • 3rd - Usual opening times resume

Pantry is on this evening, 4pm - 6pm

There’s no breakfast club or coffee morning this week. Both will resume in the new year - breakfast club on Wednesday the 4th Jan and coffee morning on Friday 6th Jan.

 

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22/12/2022

We've just wrapped up our Christmas Wish Appeal for 2022!

We wanted to share where all your donated gifts have gone and how we've spent some of the generous funding we've received from the National Grid UK Community Matters Fund. Take a look at our blog covering it here: http://ow.ly/KbVi50M8eSg

Thank you to everyone who donated, volunteered and helped out with our Christmas Wish Appeal this year; it's been overwhelming to see the love and support in our community once again

Bonus thank you to Risca Tesco Extra for hosting our toy trolley donation point and our wonderful partners at Hasbro.

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25/12/2022

Merry Christmas from everyone here at RCV UK

Thank you for all the support this year; it's been overwhelming to be surrounded by so much kindness in the community

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15/12/2022

A massive THANK YOU to everyone who donated to Tin on a Wall this month

This was our last collection for 2022, and boy, was it a big one! Everything donated will be filling shelves and hearts over this festive period.

Big shout out to Helen and Steve from Tots play for their massive donation

Keep an eye out for details of the next collection in the new year. If you want to get involved in becoming a street champion, get in touch

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22/11/2022

We Connect Coffee Shop & Pantry.

Come on out of the cold and join us for our delicious winter-warming menu!

As well as our usual paninis, jacket potatoes and breakfasts, we have a stunning, varied range of winter warmers available. From our traditional corned beef pie, festive favourite turkey and stuffing baguette, and some yummy vegan options, everyone can find their favourite this winter.

Open till 2pm today - come on out of the cold and treat yourself.

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22/11/2022

Need an activity to entertain your little ones this Wednesday?

Why not come along to our toddler time sessions at St Davids Methodist Church? For just £1.50 per child.

Come and enjoy half conversations with other toddler parents!

Book your place here.

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25/11/2022

It's exactly one month till Christmas!

You might be dreading that little elf emerging from the depths of the cupboard to torture parents for the next month. We've got you! Read our latest blog filled with fun low-cost ideas for your elf, complete with a free printable PDF here.

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28/11/2022

Will you be joining Santa for Breakfast this Saturday at We Connect?

Santa will be joining us for breakfast and lunch this Saturday. With prices from just £7 you can start your festivities with some delicious North Pole Pancakes.

Book here.

29/11/2022

Tin on a Wall is back Saturday, 10th December, and we need your help!

Please help us make this our most generous collection yet and become a street champion! Food banks and local charities are experiencing unprecedented demand during this cost of living crisis.

Comment on Facebook or message us if you are interested in collecting in your street this December.

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29/11/2022

We Connect Coffee Shop

Our brand new Winter Warmer Menu is now available. Full of homecooked warming classics guaranteed to hit the spot during these cold winter days, we have options from just £6.95!

What's your favourite?

  • Beef Stew

  • Corned Beef Pie

  • BBQ Chicken Wraps

  • Fish Finger Sandwiches

  • Turkey, Stuffing and Cranberry Baguette

  • Lasagne & Garlic Bread

  • Cheese Burger

  • Cheese and Onion Potato Pie

  • Leek & Potato Soup

  • Jackfruit Boubons

  • Carrot & Lentil Burger

Open Mon to Sat 9am till 2pm.

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4/12/2022

Launching tomorrow night at We Connect - our first Death Cafe!

If you have opinions or thoughts about death, but are worried about bringing up this potentially emotional topic, this one is for you. Come along tomorrow night at We Connect from 6:30pm.

Want to learn more read our blog here http://ow.ly/ksjb50LUmpA

5/12/2022

We are proudly offering a blue light discount at We Connect

Available all day on our freshly brewed barista hot drinks, scrummy cakes, and our winter warming menu options.

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8/12/2022

It's back! Christmas TIN ON A WALL is here. Our amazing street champions will be out in this glorious weather doing their bit for those who need it most. They're a chatty bunch so if you see someone in their high vis, give them a wave and say hi

Participating streets this month are - Risca:

  • Sycamore Crescent

  • Malvern Terrace

  • Station Road

  • Park Place

  • Elm Drive

  • Ty-Isaf Park Road

  • Ty-Isaf Park Avenue

Crosskeys, Bryanawel, Watts ville & Cwmfelin - please keep an eye out for a leaflet through your door.

If your street isn't listed or you don't get a leaflet but would like to donate, please contact us to arrange collection, or drop to We Connect Coffee Shop, Risca.

Thank you all

8/12/2022

Join us this Friday at We Connect for our Friendly Friday. Our new initiative, in collaboration with Caerphilly County Borough Council and St Vincent de Paul Church, offers a welcoming, warm space for anyone who needs it.

Come along from 5 pm tomorrow for a delicious home-cooked meal, advice and support and a chance to socialise with others.

Read more about it here http://ow.ly/Mvvl50LWMch

8/12/2022

Our last Sunday Sellers Market is taking place this Sunday.

Join us from 11am and your chance to get some beautiful, locally made gifts from:

  • Fox and Cub

  • Alice in Welshcake Land

  • Buttonmoon

  • Krazi Kakes

  • Michelle Conway

  • The Yarn Squirrel

  • Cozy Cuddles

  • Risca Yarn Bombers

We Connect will also be open serving delicious breakfast rolls and freshly brewed barista coffees.

9/12/2022

We're launching our Christmas Wish Appeal! We have worked with local charities to identify our community's children who need extra help this Christmas.

To help ensure no child in our community goes without a visit from Santa this Christmas, comment on our Facebook page the child you would like to buy for and bring your unwrapped gift to We Connect 3, Park Chambers, 60 Tredegar St, Risca, Newport NP11 6BW by Friday 16th December. Families remaining:

  • Family 9, Child 1, male, age 14

  • Family 10, Child 1, male, age 15

  • Family 13, Child 1, male, age 16

  • Family 13, Child 2, male, age 18

  • Family 18, Child 1, female, age 8

  • Family 18 - Child 2 wish granted

  • Family 20, Child 1, female, age 7

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11/12/2022

Here's our amazing Christmas raffle at We Connect Coffee Shop & Pantry £1.50 per strip, simply comment on our Facebook Page and pay via PayPal using info@rcvuk.org

All proceeds go to RCV UK fundraising for community projects.

Expect more than one prize per winner!

Prizes include

  • £15 Boobaloo Boutique voucher

  • Two House breakfasts and hot drinks from The Coffee Mill

  • Chiropractic consultation with collette

  • A 30 min reflexology voucher from Risca Chiropractic & Wellness Clinic

  • Two mighty breakfasts and drinks from We Connect Coffee Shop

  • Pamper hamper includes brand names such as clinique, bobbi brown, Alien.. RRP £100+

  • Men's pamper hamper worth £50

  • Baileys, wine, mulled wine

  • Gift hamper from Morrisons Rogerstone Community

  • Yankee candles

  • Toys

  • Books

  • Cuddly toys and much much more!!

A huge thank you to everyone who has gifted us the prizes, we're incredibly grateful

Please note many of these prizes are only suitable for 18+ so can only be claimed by an adult. Raffle drawn 7pm December 18th.

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11/12/2022

Have you voted for RCV UK yet? This December, Benefact Group is drawing 10 charities per working day to receive £1,000 and with your vote it could be us!

Cast your vote here: http://ow.ly/JqlG50LYRs9

Thanks to everyone for your support, as always!

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13/12/2022

We’re hosting a free Christmas Day Dinner at the We Connect Coffee Shop & Pantry from 1-3 pm for anyone who doesn’t want to spend the day alone.

Contact our Facebook page or Tara for availability and to book your place.

Thank you to Tiny Rebel Brewing Co. for helping make this happen again this year!

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7/11/2022

Spend Christmas with us at RCV UK!

A bit later than planned - we had a few rogue gremlins in the system this Monday morning! Here are our Christmas activities this year:

  • Friday November 19th - Wreath Making Workshop

  • Saturday December 3rd - Santa Breakfast

  • Saturday December 3rd - Santa Lunch

  • Wednesday December 14th - Cookie and Cake Decorating

  • Sunday December 18th - Christmas Disco

You can book here.

What event are you most looking forward to?

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8/11/2022

We are enormously grateful to have received laptops from Willmott Dixon Construction to help with our digital programmes. Thank you so so much Ian Jones.

Construction expert Willmott Dixon has donated 10 laptops to support community groups in the Caerphilly county borough.

The contractor is currently working with Caerphilly County Borough Council to help deliver its ambitious house building programme.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3UtpoO8

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12/11/2022

Our streeet champions will be out today from 12pm collecting in Risca, Crosskeys and Rogerstone.

Your generous donations help stock foodbanks, pantries and charities when they are experiencing unprecedented demand.

To read more about the increase in demand and what you can do to support check out our latest blog here.

Good luck to our champions!

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14/11/2022

Thank You, you lovely fantastic community!!!

Tin on a Wall took place this Saturday. The collection has been shared with Pantside Foodbank and will really help cope with the unprecedented demand for emergency food parcels.

Our next collection will be on Saturday 10th December. If you're interested in being a street champion to make the festive collection one that will make Santa proud, message us today!

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13/11/2022

Today is World Kindness Day!

Kindness is at the core of everything we do at RCV UK. We were founded on a random act of kindness.

Read our latest blog to learn five ways you can support us and make kindness in our community a priority http://ow.ly/CJvs50LBHwP

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15/11/2022

We Connect Coffee Shop

In need of some winter comfort - allow us to offer some temptation.

Check out our new roasted vegetable pasta bake, garnished with goat's cheese and served with deliciously crunchy garlic bread! Yours for lunch this week for just £6.95!

If you don't have lunch plans today, why not come to We Connect and enjoy this scrumptious winter warmer?

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15/11/2022

Are you a South Wales Argus reader? Then we need your help!

Vote for us for their biggest-ever charity giveaway! We will be rewarded a percentage of £16,000 depending on our share of the total votes. Votes close this Friday. Please bring your nomination forms to We Connect!

As always, thank you so much for your support

Read more about this initiative here.

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16/11/2022

This Sunday at We Connect, we have just a few tickets left for our chocolate bingo.

Join the bingo fun and win enough chocolate to make you incredibly popular as we move towards the festive season.

Book your tickets here.

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19/11/2022

Today we want to take a moment to celebrate International Men's Day!

We are here to listen and make positive differences in the lives and well-being of men and boys in our community.

The main aim of today is to raise awareness of the high rates of male suicide worldwide. Share these numbers today and remind anyone who needs them that they are not alone: -

  • Samaritans – for everyone: Call 116 123

  • Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM): Call 0800 58 58 58 – 5pm to midnight every day

  • Papyrus – for people under 35: Call 0800 068 41 41 – 9am to midnight every day; ttext 07860 039967

  • Childline – for children and young people under 19: Call 0800 1111

  • SOS Silence of Suicide – for everyone: Call 0300 1020 505 – 4pm to midnight every day

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20/11/22

Last night we held our first ever wreath making workshop thanks to the Risca Horticultural Society! Thanks to everyone who came along and to Catherine for running a fantastic workshop!

It was a fab and festive evening - what do you think of our wreaths?

You can join the Risca Horticultural Society here Keep up to date with gardening tips, and get exclusive invites and discounts to RCV events!

If you’re interested in holding an event at We Connect - message us about our venue hire packages!

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21/11/2022

Need Christmas inspiration?

We've got a collection of local crafters, artists and small businesses selling wonderfully handmade gifts perfect for that thoughtful gift this Christmas.

Open this Sunday from 11am till 2pm at We Connect Coffee Shop and Pantry - see you there!

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21/11/2022

Our Meditation Mondays are launching tonight at We Connect Coffee Shop and Pantry at 6:30 pm.

Every Monday, except the first Monday of the month, you can find Risca Meditation Society offering a welcoming space for you to start or continue your journey of mindfulness.

You can read more about our new club and the benefits of meditation here.

30/10/2022

Need to lower your food bills We're here to help!

Offering you the biggest hand up this half term is our Pantry. Open at We Connect, 60 Tredegar Street every Monday and Tuesday between 4pm - 6pm; we've partnered with fareshare to allow you to purchase a basket of food for just £4.

We also have our community fridge at We Connect, with options available for free Wednesday - Saturday.

Finally, we offer free emergency food parcels. Message us today to find out more, get food bank referrals or just to talk about what support you can get.

Want to learn more? Read our blog here.

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30/10/2022

The Variety Gala is at Risca Top Club on 11th November.

That's just 2 weeks away, with performances from:

  • Robb Dee as Sir Tom Jones

  • Nigel Clarke - Singer

  • Wayne The Weird - Comedy Magician

  • Vergara VanRaay - Drag Queen

  • & DJ Lewis Clarke

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

£10 from

We Connect Coffee Shop & Pantry

Risca Top Club

or online here.

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31/10/2022

We're looking for volunteers to help in our coffee shop.

We need help and are looking for people who would like to become trained baristas to help in our coffee shop. No experience necessary full training will be provided.

If you would like to help - message us on Facebook

 

 

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1/11/2022

We have a brand new children's menu available now at We Connect.

With options from £2 for breakfast and £4 lunches, we have affordable half-term treats for the whole family.

Now available on our activity sheet to keep them entertained while you wait for your meal.

Submit your colouring sheets at the end of your meal, and we will draw one at random each week to win a free kids meal on their next visit.

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1/11/2022

Tin on a Wall is back! And we need Street Champions!

We are looking for volunteers to help collect in Crosskeys, Risca and Rogerstone on Saturday 12th, November.

Want more inspiration on why you should help this fantastic cause that has collected over 70 tonnes for local charities, foodbanks and pantries? Read our latest blog here http://ow.ly/AXUH50LoOFn

Sign up to be a champion by  messaging us here or on Facebook.

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4/11/2022

Our events calendar for November is looking pretty full!

We're running lots of fundraisers this month and would really appreciate your support.

Prices of our fundraisers range from £1 - £25 and our Sunday Sellers market is free to attend.

Get your tickets here.

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5/11/2022

Did you know that you can support RCV UK every time you shop on Amazon?

Best still - it doesn't cost you a penny! Help ease the guilt of yet another Amazon delivery arriving by knowing you've supported us.

Read about it here.

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24/19/2022

Do you love gardening?

Then you should join our Risca Horticultural Society. Learn how to care for your garden this winter, prepare for spring and get exclusive discounts on our events.

Join here

or read more here.

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25/10/2022

We've got an early festive treat for you! Our first-ever Wreath making workshop.

Come along on Saturday, 19th November and learn to make a wonderful wreath for your front door.

Book your ticket here.

Risca Horticultural Society members get an exclusive 10% off the ticket price.

All materials included with your ticket.

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29/10/2022

We're hosting a Pamper party on 25th November at We Connect.

Come along for a night of relaxation, fun and pampering

Tickets are just £10 and include a glass of prosecco, a cupcake and a raffle ticket.

Book your tickets here.

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11/10/22022

Have you booked your Halloween activities yet?

We've got some spooky crafts and party planned which you can now book on our website:

Book your tickets here: 

Join us if you dare!!!

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13/10/2022

Some of the more organised amongst us might be changing their wardrobe around from Summer to Winter.

Did you know we have a dragon bag donation point outside our hub at Channel View Community Hall. We have collections weekly and all the money raised goes into our community projects.

Why not drop a bag of unwanted clothing at our hub this week and help us fundraise for our winter activities?

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16/10/2022

Check out the latest blog courtesy of Catherine from The Risca Horticultural Society.

These are the Top 10 Gardening Tips for October.

You can join our society from just £4 per year!

Just follow this link!

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17/10/2022

Happy Monday from We Connect Coffee Shop!

We're offering you a post-school run sanctuary in our snug. Imagine a calm, welcoming environment to enjoy a catch-up with a friend. You could even have an uninterrupted conversation. Complete with barista made coffees and cakes!

Come and unwind - you deserve it.

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18/10/2022

Parents of Toddlers - we are back!

Toddler time returns now with a new time of 9:15am - so you can come straight from the school run and wear those little toddler menaces out! Join us every Wednesday 9:15am - 11:15am.

Book your place here

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23/10/2022

Our First Sunday Sellers Market takes place today! Join us and the following lovely local businesses:

And local author Jenna Davies will be here selling copies of her book - Banana Moon

Open 11am - 2pm; come along and shop local!

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21/10/2022

Did you know we have a weekly lottery to help raise funds for our community projects?

It costs just £1 per line and you can book your tickets here: http://ow.ly/ethK50LaVtT

Full T&Cs here: https://www.riscacv19volunteers.com/lotto-t-cs

Good Luck

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22/10/2022

Today is get to know your customers day and we're holding a competition to celebrate you lovely lot.

The winner and a friend will get to try one of our new autumn/winter specials on us!

To be in with a chance of winning go to our Facebook page and:

  • Like our page

  • Like this status

  • Comment with one fun fact about yourself

  • Optional - tag your friend so they can double your chance of winning

We'll pick our favourite fun fact on Saturday and announce our winner then.

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7/10/2022

Our Halloween Events are now live and ready to book on our website:

 

Come and join in the Spooky Season fun!

Space is limited, so don't miss out!

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8/10/2022

A huge thanks to Rachel and Morrisons Rogerstone Community for the donation of pumpkins. We're so thankful for your continued support.

Now we're all set for our Halloween Events!

 

 

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5/10/2022

Fancy a little post school treat?

Here's Maia enjoying her favourite deluxe strawberry milkshake, which she's called the Maiashake.

Smoo milkshakes, including the Maiashake, are available from just £2.20, or you can upgrade to the Deluxe version for just 50p!

What's your favourite milkshake flavour?

We Connect Coffee Shop & Pantry

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7/10/2022

Save the date - We're extending our hand-up ethos to local businesses in the community.

We want to show our support to local businesses in the community and will be running monthly Sunday Sellers markets. This is a difficult time for small independent sellers and we're here to help.

Our first will take place on 23rd October. We'll announce our first line-up soon - tag a friend and help spread the word of our wonderful new market.

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3/10/2022

Autumn Competition

at We Connect.

This weekend we've updated the window front with full Autumn vibe and to celebrate we have a competition.

To win a Pumpkin Spice Latte and cake for you and a friend simply go to our Facebook Page and:

  • Like this status 

  • Comment who you would share your latte

  • Share our this competition.

We'll announce our winner on Saturday.

Good Luck!

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5/10/2022

It's been a tough week for the RCV UK admin team as we move on to a new chapter.

We'd like to take this opportunity to say goodbye and thank you to our trustees, Cathleen Magaw and Caroline Bennett, who have decided to step down and take some time for themselves.

Read about it here 

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28/08/2022

Yesterday was RCV's annual Fun on the Field and so many people gave their time and energy.

We would like to thank some very important people who arrived at 7am and put up all the marquees and gazebos and took them all down again at the end of the day.

They were the Tesco Regional Maintenance Team. We will be forever grateful for all your hard work.

We also want to thank all the local businesses who made wonderful donations of raffle prizes.

It's absolutely amazing when local businesses pull together to help the community.

So special thanks go to:

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29/08/2022

Pantry is closed today but we're open tomorrow and look at these gorgeous offerings we have ready for you! 4-6pm Tuesday 31st August. We suggest you bring some sandwich bags!

£2 membership

£4 per basket of food.

All tinned goods are available too along with toiletries, personal hygiene products, baby items and pet foods

See you tomorrow

 

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Thank you so much for your contributions.

Please support our local businesses, they are a truly wonderful addition to our local High Street.

BTW if you have a winning ticket we will phone you early this week to arrange for you to collect your prizes.

Please tag these businesses if you can, to make sure they see our thanks.

Thank you so much everyone xx

1/09/2022

Tin on a Wall is back on September 10th!

We're looking for Street Champions to help us make this the biggest collection yet! Our Tin on the Wall collections help restock foodbanks and pantry's that are seeing unprecedented demand during this cost of living crisis. Help us ensure no-one in our community is hungry!

We're looking for champions who can:

  • leaflet their street a few days before the collection

  • collect on Saturday 10th September from 12pm

  • then bring their collection to our hub for sorting by 2pm

Interested in taking part? Let us know on our Facebook page.

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5/09/2022

Seriously concerned about the rising costs of bills and the food shop?

We can help. Our Pantry, open every Monday and Tuesday at We Connect has a wide selection of fresh, frozen, bakery and ambient items as well as toiletries and cleaning products.

Visit us today to sign up for membership and get a basket of food for just £4. We're committed to giving you a hand up - not a hand out.

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6/09/2022

Volunteer Drivers Needed!

We have an exciting new scheme - Transport to Health launching soon (more information on this tomorrow) but we need your help. We need people who enjoy driving, aged over 30 who would like to drive our VIPs in our fully automated vehicles.

Message us today if you're interested in volunteering just a few hours a week to support our new initiative.

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7/09/2022

Tin on a Wall is back!

This Saturday from 12pm our amazing street champions will be collecting from the below streets

All tinned or nonperishable food items will be gratefully received, as well as unopened cleaning products and toiletries. We are currently in desperate need of tinned meats, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, pasta sauces and toiletries.

Your donations go towards supporting local food banks and charities in the fight against hunger, preventing empty shelves and providing hope to those in need.

Thank you for your continued support to our amazing initiative

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9/09/2022

Queen Elizabeth II who proudly served our country for the last 70 years, sadly died yesterday aged 96

Today our coffee morning will go ahead as planned at Chanel View Community Centre as we give our VIPs the opportunity to be together and remember our great monarch. We Connect will also be open as usual.

We will be observing a silence together in Her Majesty's memory

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13/09/2022

Our amazing supplier Toast have made a wonderful pledge to reduce food waste and created these pastry hearts from their scraps. They're available every day Wednesday - Sunday at just 50p! Toast have also agreed to donate all the proceeds from the sales to us for the month of September.

You'll find Toast in Mill Street in Cwmfelinfach where you'll get delicious freshly baked Vegan pastriesand bread, a warm welcome and the satisfaction of supporting a lovely local business with golden pastry hearts.

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12/09/2022

Today our Pantry will be open from 4pm - 6pm.

Here is a beautiful selection of delicious fresh produce that was on offer at our Pantry a couple of weeks ago.

Roasting vegetables in batches gives you multiple options for low cost meals throughout the week. This one batch of roasted ratatouille gave three super tasty meal options:

Day 1 - a yummy and nutritious side to chicken for a main evening meal

Day 2 - Served on top of a jacket potato for a really filing lunch

Day 3 - Blitzed into a pasta sauce and topped with cheese for a family favourite pasta bake

How would you serve yours? Let us know in the Facebook comments

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16/09/2022

Launching Next Wednesday! The RCV Community Fridge

Our commitment to giving everyone in the community a hand up and not a hand out we're launching a community fridge.

Donations of unopened, in date foods accepted daily. Come and help yourself, or swap your items. Available all week - no membership needed.

More information coming next week...

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20/09/2022

This is what £4 can get you at We Connect Pantry!

Open today from 4pm we're here to give you a hand up in this cost of living crisis. Next week we'll be showing how this basket can make enough meals to last 7 days for two adults. Until then - why not join us today and see for yourself the addition you can make to your food cupboard and your wallet this week.

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21/09/2022

Our Community Fridge will be open from today at We Connect. Our fridge will be open every day and is space to bring people together, learn new skills and reduce food waste.

To read more about our partnership with Hubbub read our blog here

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22/09/2022

Launching Soon for the green fingered in our community...

We're excited to be bringing you our Risca Horticultural Society. We're offering annual memberships from just £4 that will include a monthly newsletter, discounts to our events, free entries into our annual show and much more.

We have more information coming next week on how you can sign up and a list of our first events - who's excited?

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26/09/2022

This Saturday we will be attending Risca's Makers Market hosted by The Hive to celebrate the launch of Risca Horticultural Society.

We're passionate about making meaningful connections within the community and this society aims to bring together those with the common interest in gardening.

To meet the society founder Catherine and to read more about our society here.

26/09/2022

Where are our pumpkin spice lovers at?

As we are now officially in PSL season here's ours... This beautifully handcrafted coffee can be yours for just £2.70. Available in a range of Autumnal flavours including:

  • Pumpkin Spice

  • Pumpkin Caramel Scone

  • Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll

  • Maple Donut

Available at We Connect Coffee Shop as our Barista specials till the end of October.

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29/09/2022

Want to see what £4 can get you at our We Connect Pantry?

Our Pantry team are working hard to show how £4 could be enough to feed two people for a whole week. We're here to give those who need it a hand up! We're also happy to launch the Risca Community Kitchen and Cookbook! Recipe cards and meal planners are coming soon!

Read our latest blog here.

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2/10/2022

If you're visiting the Risca Maker's Market hosting by The Hive at the Time Counselling and Wellbeing Centre make sure you say hello to Catherine the founder of Risca Horticultural Society. With memberships from just £4 - why not sign up for our exclusive offers and gardening tips?

Read more about it here.

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2/10/2022

RCV UK presents our fundraising event:

The Variety Gala

11th Nov 2022 at Risca Top Club

Featuring

  • Robb Dee as Sir Tom Jones

  • Nigel Clarke - Singer

  • Wayne The Weird - Comedy Magician

  • Vergara VanRaay - Drag Queen

  • & DJ Lewis Clarke

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

£10 from

We Connect Coffee Shop & Pantry

Risca Top Club

or online at https://www.riscacv19volunteers.com/events/the-variety-gala

Don't miss out, tickets are selling fast.

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24/08/2022

Are you ready for Fun on the Field!?

Look at this amazing line up! With activities and special guests planned all day at this free event in the Spar field in Ty Sign!

Come along and see:

  • DJ Chris Alan Discos

  • Sian and Storm Murphy

  • Blessed Crow

  • Risca Tae Kwon-Do

  • Bev Parsons

  • Fusion Dance

  • Millie Bushell

  • Cabin Fever

  • ACT

  • Gareth Brown

See you on the field this Saturday from 11am!

Just 3 days to go..

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23/08/2022

There are a couple of funds we could be nominated for if our lovely supporters wouldn't mind filling out a two minute form.

We're low on core funds so this would be very helpful if we were selected

Our details are

RCV UK

1191383

13 High Trees

Risca NP11 6HH

Thank you all for your continued support

https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/.../20668793.cash.../

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23/08/2022

Our lunch time specials will hamburgle your heart!

Come and sample our burger stack this lunch time and you will not be disappointed!

Burgers this good should be illegal! Let us know below if our Chef Helen has humburgled your heart this summer.

We Connect Coffee Shop & Pantry

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7/08/2022

We're so very excited to announce that we have purchased a few copies of local author Jenna Davies first book. The beautifully illustrated and funny story of 'Banana Moon' will be donated to our local schools and copies will be on sale next week at We Connect Coffee Shop & Pantry

Congratulations Jenna, we're so incredibly proud of you xx

Also available to buy on Amazon

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8/08/2022

Summer of Fun is in full swing!

Find our list of free activities to enjoy with your family locally here.

Our Facebook page will be updated through the Summer so stay tuned!

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10/08/2022

Did you know we offer a children's picnic box for just £2.50?

The perfect low cost lunch option for your little ones if you're enjoying a park safari this week.

Includes choice of freshly made sandwich, Pombears, carton of juice, raisins and crayons to decorate your lunch box. Upgrade to a slush for £1

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10/08/2022

Our Fun on the Field lineup will be announced next week!

We've been working hard to secure lots of fun acts and activities for you and your family to enjoy at Fun on the Field.

This is a totally free event to attend but is also a fundraiser to kick start the Autumn Winter campaigns we have planned. More to be revealed next week.

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11/08/2022

From picnic lunch boxes, to slushy yard cups; from the best freshly made 100% double beef burger & bacon stack to toasted Belgian waffles and ice cream; from an array of Chef's specials to kids ice creams at the cheapest prices around! We've got you covered this weekend.

Stay safe in the heat everyone, it's going to be a hot one xx

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12/08/2022

We need your help!

Looking to give back to your community? Help us continue to run our pantry and coffee shop by dedicating a few hours a week to us. We offer full training and you'd be doing something amazing for your community.

Message us today for more information or read more about our volunteer opportunities here.

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13/08/2022

Tin on a wall is back today!

Our Street Champions will be collecting in Risca and Rogerstone from 12pm.

All our donations will go to local charities to ensure food banks are stocked and able to continue to help those in need.

Here's to another great collection!

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15/08/2022

Are you booked in for our SummerofFun Sensory play session on a Tuesday morning?

You can book here: its a free activity!

Why not come along and get messy?

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14/08/2022

Thank you for another amazing Tin On A Wall collection this month!

Our street champions proved their dedication this month by collecting tins in this heat! Thank you so much to them and to everyone who donated.

Your donations help local foodbanks and charities and help stock our We Connect Pantry.

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15/08/2022

The cost of living is constantly on the rise yet good supermarket surplus foods are still ending up in landfill. Help us to fix this by helping yourself to a basket of food for £4 - including tinned, fresh, frozen, toiletries and baked goods.

We're committed to giving everyone a hand up not just a hand out.

Message us today to join our pantry. No need to show your income, we just ask for a proof of address.

Open today and tomorrow from 4pm.

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20/08/2022

One Week till Fun on the Field!

Will you be coming? Make sure you check our latest blog for the full line up!

Message us if you would like to donate a tombola prize to help with our fundraiser! The money we raise will go towards funding our Autumn and Winter campaigns

 

 

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22/08/2022

Time to start thinking back to school!

We know the cost of uniform can be daunting that's why we've got a recycling scheme with items available from just 50p.

We'll be open at our Channel View community hub this Friday morning from 9am!

 

 

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21/08/2022

We have some exciting opportunities coming up with

We Connect Coffee Shop and Pantry.

Some are voluntary and some are salaried, if you're interested please send your 1-page CV and covering letter to info@rcvuk.org by Friday 26/08/22.

Any questions please let me know.

1 - SALARIED Cafe Manager

2 - VOLUNTEER Pantry Manager

3 - VOLUNTEER Coffee Shop Staff.

Thank you all so much.

Dawn

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5/08/2022

Our first Teddy Bear's picnic was just beautiful.

A huge THANK YOU to our incredible volunteers who give up their time to organise, set up and deliver these events. Thank you to everyone who came along. Thank you to Caerphilly County Borough Council Summer of Fun funding and to Puddles Sensory Play for joining us.

If you have any photos of today, tag us, we'd love to see them

We'll be back next Friday. See you there Teddy bear!

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3/08/2022

O hey you!

We need your help! We're looking for members of the RCV UK committee - (you're first job can be coming up with a better name)

Our Committee help with :

Planning our fundraisers

Planning our activities like Fun on the Field and half term fun

Helping out on event days

Message us today if you're interested in joining the team!

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29/07/2022

We Connect Coffee Shop

Sorry salad but you are not a Friday vibe!

Our chef summer burger stack though - absolutely! Get yours for just £7.95

What do you think of our summer specials? Tried any yet? What's your favourite?

19/07/2022

We Connect Coffee Shop

Affogato - get them while it's hot!!!

Yes we're combining the two loves of our life for this week's heat wave special. Check out our Affogato. Cool refreshing ice cream, with a freshly made espresso - for just £2.90.

Why not create your own signature Affogato by adding a syrup for the ultimate indulgent treat - we'll even blend it for you.

Go on... enjoy the heatwave like the Italians

8/07/2022

Good Afternoon everyone! Hope you are all well. We are starting to fill our stalls for Fun on the Field on 27th August, but we do still have some stalls available at the Early Bird price of £15 for craft stalls and £25 for food stalls.

This offer ends next Friday though, so do hurry if you are interested in a stall or know someone who may be!

We are also looking for musical performers/singers/groups, so if you are one, or know someone who would like the exposure, please do let us know! Thank you!

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8/07/2022

We'll be starting a Youth Club at our Coffee Shop and Pantry very soon.

But we need your input.

  • What day should we run it?

  • What should we include?

  • What age ranges should we include?

Post your thoughts on our Facebook page.

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11/07/2022

Are you a small business owner or local crafter?

We're starting a small business fairs on Sundays at We Connect. Interested in booking a table? Tables are just £10 - Tag your favourite business on our Facebook page.

Interested in taking part? Message us here or on Facebook for more information.

 

 

 

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12/07/2022

Tomorrow you can join our brand new breakfast club . Starting at We Connect from 9am -10am you can get a breakfast and a drink from just £1.

Straight after breakfast club you can join us for a leisurely stroll with our wellness walk . Guilt fee breakfast.

Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot here.

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12/07/2022

According to the Trussell Trust more than 14 million people in the UK now live below the poverty line!

We're here to help!

For just £4 you can fill a basket at our pantry, helping relieve the pressure of rising weekly food bills! No family member should go hungry. Message us today about signing up for our pantry or donate a basket so we can support those most at need in our community:

Donate here.

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14/07/2022

We Grow

Our Community allotment is in development. We're creating our own circular economy - growing food to supply our pantry at We Connect, reducing waste and our carbon emissions in the process.

We need more volunteers (particularly those not afraid to flex their muscles) to make our allotment flourish. Want to help us? Get in touch today to find out more.

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14/07/2022

We Connect Coffee Shop

Whatever your craving - our burgers are the answer! We're running a competition to prove it.

To be in with a chance of winning a burger meal at We Connect for two:

  • Like/Follow We Connect Coffee Shop and Pantry

  • Love this status

  • Comment who you would bring along with you for the free burger stack

  • (optional) Show us some love by sharing this status

The winner will be announced on Friday!

Can't wait till then? Our burgers are available as the perfect cure to your lunch cravings from just £7.95 (psst- we've also got veggie and a vegan option).

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18/07/2022

Sorry everyone - We Connect Coffee Shop is closed today for essential maintenance (but the Pantry is open as usual).

Yes we know it's convenient timing but it was pre-planned... Now it's just a bonus beach day.

Don't worry, we will be back open tomorrow with a delicious new Barista special - look out for it tomorrow morning. You're going to want this one while it's hot outside.

Hours tomorrow (Tuesday):

9am - 2pm - Coffee Shop

4pm - 6pm - Pantry

Psst - need some tips on how to stay cool in the heatwave? Read our blog here.

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15/07/2022

Fun On The Field

If you missed it last year, where were you?

Here's another chance to join the fun.

Lots more details to follow shortly..... If you'd like to help out on the day please get in touch. Thank you