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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!



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.



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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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:

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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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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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



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.



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.



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.



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.


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.



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.



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


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.



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


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


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.


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



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

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+