LATEST NEWS

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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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?