We might have mentioned we have a Coffee Shop and Pantry - We Connect opening soon. We're super excited - obviously but also need your help.

We're looking for existing or new volunteers who would like to help out in the pantry and / or the coffee shop for a couple of hours a week.

Full training and accredited courses will be available and you'll have the chance to offer support to our community.

If you'd like to know more please PM us on Facebook  or email

We look forward to hearing from you.



Ladies and gentlemen, this is our first live draw of our weekly lotto. Prize money was £11.50. This week's numbers were 03, 04, 23 and 27.

No winners this week so it's a rollover.

Tickets can be purchased from the Community Centre Tuesday and Friday mornings and shortly from We Connect when we're open.

Thanks everyone for taking part.



A massive Friday thank you to Moriah Print!

They put our We Connect sign up over the Christmas period as a festive surprise for us and we are so overwhelmed with gratitude to them.

Always there to help with our graphic and print needs! Thanks to the team at Moriah for always helping - usually at short notice too!

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Our activities are back up and running! We now have a full planner throughout the week.

Every Monday. 9.30-11am - Best Feeding group at the Centre @ St David's. Entry is Free. 

Every Tuesday, 10am-12pm - Activity Morning at Channel View Community Centre. Boccia, Bingo and a Quiz for £2.50.

Every Wednesday, 9.30-11am - Toddler Time at St David's. Just £1.50 per child.

Every Thursday, 7.30-8.30pm - Song and Sign - Learn Makaton Sign Language for just £2 per session. 

Every Friday, 10am-12pm - Coffee Morning at Channel View Community Centre. A cuppa and chance to connect.

Book online for our events here:

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Do you want to stay up to date with our Coffee Shop We Connect? We have a Facebook Page where you can get all the latest inside scoop into how our Coffee Shop and Pantry is coming along... Maybe we'll be releasing our open date this week too!

We'll also be giving information on how your can secure your membership for our Pantry, details on all the yummy products we'll be selling and best of all competitions where you can win a few freebies!

Follow us now @weconnectcoffeeshop on Facebook.

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A little later than normal but we just wanted to say THANK YOU! For yet another amazing collection over the weekend!

Donations were made to RCV Emergency Foodbank, Risca Foodbank, Pantside Foodbank and the We Connect Coffee Shop & Pantry.

A special moment of thanks to our amazing street champions who really battled the elements this weekend to bring your donations to us.

We’ll be back in February with another collection - stay tuned for our street champion request and how you can get involved!



We Connect Cafe and Pantry directly opposite the park gates, next to Parkmans in Risca is RCV UK 's latest project.

In case you're wondering, it's a non-profit shop where we'll have free and low cost food for anyone who needs it, and this will be supported by a coffee shop in the back area and side room.

We'll also be able to continue to offer support for anyone in the area, the same way we have been doing over the last 2 years from Channel View Community Centre. 

A few amazing volunteers have been working all hours refurbishing the whole premises and it's nearly there, we just need one final push and we're hoping you might be able to help?

We're having a paint party at the We Connect Coffee Shop & Pantry on Saturday from 10am.

If you're any good with a paint brush and can spare a couple of hours on Saturday, we'd be sooooo grateful for your help.

We have the paint, the brushes, rollers, frog tape, dust sheets, even aprons..... we just need some of you to supply the elbow grease, please?

If you can help please comment on our Facebook page, thanks so much xx

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Our Champions will be back this Saturday from 12pm collecting  in Risca, Crosskeys and Rogerstone.

Stuck for ideas of what to donate?

Items we're in need of this month:

  • Tinned Meat

  • Tinned Vegetables

  • Tea & Coffee

  • Biscuits

  • Unopened Toiletries

  • Cleaning Products

As the weather has been pretty grim of late - if it is raining please put your donation inside a plastic bag so that it prevents the items from spoiling.

Here's to another amazing collection!



Makaton Song & Sign classes start this week (6th Jan).

Learn something new to keep those January blues at bay!

All sessions online so we won't be cancelled by covid.

Bring a smile and a glass of wine, and we'll see you there.

Makaton is used in Schools and Colleges to help communicate with people with various learning difficulties.

Cost: £12 for a course of 6 sessions.

For more details and to book please visit our booking page (or click on the picture).



RCV UK hope you've all had a great Christmas!

2021 was a busy year so here's a reminder for the next couple of weeks, as 2022 begins:

  •    Makaton restarts on 6th Jan

  •    Best Feeding Group restarts on 17th Jan

  •    Activity morning restarts on 18th Jan

  •    Toddler group restarts on 19th Jan

  •    Coffee morning restarts on 21st Jan

Additionally, during the first 2 weeks of January RCV UK will remain closed to visitors outside of the above groups. This is to allow admin to focus on essential planning and preparation for our re-opening on 24th Jan.

In an emergency we can still be contacted on 01633 848899 or

Thank you all so much and have a wonderfully Happy New Year!

PS. Watch our Facebook page for details of our brand new pantry and coffee shop (We Connect) opening very, very soon. 


Tin on a Wall will be back in January and we're looking for street champions to help collect throughout Risca and Rogerstone on Saturday 8th January.


We're now completing our plan for January and we need your help to collect as many donations as possible to assist local foodbanks and charities through the difficult winter months. Make volunteering your new year's resolution and commit to helping us for just a few hours a week.

We need our street champions to:

Leaflet in their area a few days before collection.

Collect in their area from midday on Saturday 8th January.

Bring your collection to Channel View Community Hall by 2pm on the same day.

If you're able to commit to this collection please comment on our Facebook page.

*No collections are taking place in Wattsville and Cwmfelinfach this month

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