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2021 News


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



Yesterday was our final event of 2021. Thank you to everyone who joined us for Christmas dinner and to everyone who gave up their time to help out on Christmas Day.

We'd like to wish everyone the merriest of Christmasses and the happiest New Year.

Thank you all for your support this year, it's been overwhelming at times being surrounded by so much kindness and community spirit.

Stay safe everyone. We'll see you in 2022.

With love, Dawn, Tara and the whole RCV UK team xx

Extra thanks for providing the food to the wonderful Tiny Rebel Newport The Coffee Mill Morrisons Rogerstone Community Tesco Extra



One last raffle for 2021?

You SO need this for the big day!

This delicious hand-made, brandy soaked Christmas cake was kindly donated by the wonderful Jordana of The Coffee Mill, Risca to raise funds for RCV UK.

Click here, or on the picture, to buy raffle tickets - 50p each, or £2 for five.

Draw takes place 6 pm on Christmas Eve.

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It's been a while but we need to take the time to thank two absolute community heroes who have been pillars of support to us from the very beginning.

Thank you, thank you, Thank you to Sarah Warren and Rachael Meredith. Sarah is the community champion for Tesco Risca and Rachael the community champion for Morrisons in Rogerstone.

They've always been there for food donations, support for our competitions and events. Thank you so much you wonderful ladies!

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Thank you to everyone who donated for Tin on a Wall this past week!

We have been able to make substantial donations that will mean the world of difference during this festive season.

We have supported the RCV Emergency Food Bank, Llamau Risca and the BMMR Parish Trust.

Diolch yn Fawr!



Act of Christmas kindness today given to RCV19 - mince pies & a hamper of yummy chocolates

Thank you Morrisons Rogerstone Community for this lovely gift, it was wonderful to see you Rachel. Thank you for all your support. Have a great Christmas. 



Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend. We just have two days before we wrap up our Christmas gifting campaign for 2021.

We're still in need of donations for both our toy collections and our wish appeal. If you want to donate we need to receive your donations at Channel View Community Centre by Wednesday 15th December.

Can't get to us but still want to give?

You can donate money here: and we'll put your generosity into the people in our community who really need a helping hand this Christmas.

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Look at all the lovely prizes for you to win in our RCV Grand Christmas Raffle.

Tickets are available here:

Buy 5 tickets and get 6 tickets entered in the draw to take place on 12th December



Happy Monday!

Our Christmas Events are live on our website!

We have everything from Chocolate Bingo to another fantastic theatre production.

Take a look here or click on the picture, to book your festive activities now!

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Channel View & St David's

Christmas Extravaganza

4th December, 2 - 5.30 pm

Seasonal gifts and food to buy. Entrance free - no need to book.

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Tony Jacobs Entertainer

This Friday, 26 Nov, 12:00 – 15:00

Channel View Community Centre.

Tony Jacobs and his indispensable pianist Jim Barry celebrate the great American and British songwriters.

Tickets £5. You can book here, or just click on the picture.



Our Toy Appeal is now live! We're accepting toys, games, gift sets, chocolate and crafts for children aged 0 to 18.

Please donate your unwrapped gifts to Channel View Community Centre by Wednesday 15th December.

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Our Christmas Gifting Campaigns are now live!

Last year our campaigns helped over 250 local children and put smiles on the faces of lonely and vulnerable local people. No-one should be without over Christmas. Thank you for your support with our festive campaigns! Christmas really is the time for giving.

Would you like to bring a smile to the face of a stranger who lives in the local area?

Head over to our Christmas Wish Appeal Facebook Event page, find the tag of the gift you want to fulfil comment on the post and bring your donation to Channel View Community Hall, unwrapped, by 15th December.

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Thank you! Thank you! You are all too kind!

Look at what you lovely amazing, generous community donated yesterday to Tin on a Wall! Now this is what we call an EPIC Collection!

Donations will be sent to Risca Food bank, Pantside Foodbank and Cymru Creations - Tredegar Task Force as well as the RCV Emergency foodbank.

Your donations will go to local families and people in need during these difficult and cold months.

Diolch yn fawr!

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We hope those who joined us today enjoyed our Best Feeding group. We haven't forgotten our Toddler parents - we know you need just as much help and support.

Launching this Wednesday at The Centre at St Davids at 9:30am we have Toddler Time. Bring your little ones for £1.50 a family, enjoy a cuppa and half conversations with other Toddler parents.

Tag someone on Facebook who would love to join us!

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Here at RCV UK we love to nurture parents.

Best Feeding is non judgemental space for parents to get help and advice on the feeding methods they've chosen for their newborn and beyond.

Join us this Monday (8th Nov)  9am - 11am at St Davids for the launch of our Best Feeding group.

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A HUGE thank you to Risca Primary School for their incredible Harvest Festival donation today. The friends and families of Risca Primary have donated a whopping 254 kg of food!

This will be used to support local people in our community.

Thank you all.

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Tin on a Wall is back and we’re looking for street champions for our November collection.

Winter can be an especially challenging time for foodbanks, many are running very low on supplies. With the reduction to Universal Credit and the increase in energy prices, we expect the need for their services to increase.

We will be collecting in Risca and Rogerstone on Saturday 13th November and need street champions who are able to leaflet their chosen street a few days before and then collect on 13th November from 12 midday, delivering the donations to The Centre @St. David’s by 3pm on the same day.

Are you able to spare a few hours and make this collection a huge success? Please comment on our Facebook page if you would like to take part and a member of the admin team will be in touch.

*Wattsville and Cwmfelinfach collections will take place on Wednesday 10th November.


We are starting a Tuesday morning activity session at Channel View.
Every Tuesday from tomorrow 10am to 11.30.
Activities include Boccia, quizes, bingo and guest speakers.
Everyone is welcome, please pass this on to your VIP's.



Risca Wellbeing Week

Look at all the wonderful activities taking place next week.

This is what happens when a community pulls together.

Although the RCV events are now sold out there's still

many other organisations with tickets left.

Visit our Facebook page for more details.

So if you haven't already booked something get in

touch with them now. Remember what they say: 'Use it or lose it'.

Have a spooktacular Halloween week everyone.

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RCV UK presents We-Grow.

Our aim is to engage the community in helping to look after Risca's green spaces.

During the past 18 months our green spaces have become more important than ever before. By using outdoor areas within our daily lives, we have seen benefits to both physical and mental health.

That's why RCV UK in partnership with other local organisations want to encourage more engagement with our green spaces. We aim to improve community engagement even further by involving CCBC, schools, colleges and other groups to improve responsibility, protect our green spaces and increase their use.

We will be maintaining the spaces with litter picks, planting, pruning and also schedule a variety of events, wellbeing walks, fun runs and social activities. There will be something for everyone.

Whether you’d like to be a part of the FORP committee, help with the manual side of things or just enjoy the events, follow us / get in touch with us through our Facebook page. More details to follow very soon.

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Booking is now officially open for our Spook-tacular Half Term Activities.

Monday 25th, 2pm - Guided Leaf Walk
Wednesday 27th, 10.30-12am - Lantern Making
Friday 29th, 1.30-3pm - Pumpkin Carving
Sunday 31st, 3-4.30pm - Halloween Disco
Sunday 31st, 5-7pm - Halloween Disco

More details on our Projects page.

Booking via

Spaces are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.


27th September 2021

RCV UK are working with Gwent Carers to become an accredited CARER FRIENDLY organisation.

Here's our Carer Friendly Commitment


We recognise that caring is an important issue that affects our staff, volunteers and clients. Our staff know about the issues carers may face and the local support available to them.


We will actively help people understand who carers are and the issues they may face.


We will assign Carers Champions to be a point of contact for carers within the organisation and allocate them time to fulfil this role.


We will ensure that all staff are responsible for providing good quality information and support to carers within our organisation.


We will consider carers when implementing policies and procedures throughout the service.


16th August 2021

We have so many awesome people to thank, we don't know where to start.

Whether you volunteered to help on the day, whether you organised activities for us or supplied us with stuffs, or performed to the audience, or served drinks or got the petition signed, or dressed as Peppa Pig...........

You made Fun on the Field an amazing event for all the families of Risca.

We can't thank you enough, there will be other events coming up, so please continue to show your support for the community.

The more we work together the more we can achieve.


16th August 2021

Our Uniform Recycling Scheme is back!

Uniform available for all ages and schools in the Risca area. Suggested donation of 50p per item all proceeds will be spent on our projects in the community.

See our opening times for visiting times. Open throughout the Summer holidays.


5th August 2021

We've got some exciting local talent lined up for our main tent for Fun on the Field. The tent has kindly been sponsored by Caerphilly Cares.

Our Arts and Crafts stand will also be a buzz of excitement we have 9am-11am ceramics and crafts with NONaffArt Ltd 1pm-3pm arts and crafts with Head4Art.

There really will be something for everyone!


2nd August 2021

Tin on a Wall is back this August and we're just mixing up the way we do things slightly.

As we take tentative steps towards a more normal pre covid life it's important to remember that the poverty and hunger we have made it our mission to end in our community has not gone away. You may have seen recently that local food banks have almost completely run out of stock to send to families and people in desperate need. With Tin on a Wall collecting over 2.5 tons of food in one night we cannot under emphasise how important your donations are for your community.

This month we will be undertaking two collections:

Thursday 19th August from 6pm

Saturday 21st August from 10am

We are looking for champions for both of our collections. You can either volunteer for one or both collections - whatever will suit you. Comment on this post if you are interested in collecting this month and a member of the team will get back to you.

*There will be no collection in Cwmfelinfach or Wattsville this month but our champions will be back collecting in September there.


11th May 2021

One of our favourite songs that resonates with our entire admin team at RCVUK is Fix you by Coldplay. ⁠

Every Thursday we take part in a Sign and Sing class. Last week our admin team recorded a special version of this song.

Remember you are not alone. Reach out if you need support.⁠


9th May 2021

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

We had another amazing donation yesterday from Risca and Rogerstone combined with the great haul brought in from Wattville and Cwmfelinfach on Wednesday, We think you'll agree our champions went above and beyond yesterday battling the elements to collect their streets... Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear high vis RCV UK vests!

Your donations have gone to Risca Food Bank, The RCV Emergency Food Bank, St David's Food Bank, HCT Homeless Project and Cymru Creations Tredegar Community Task Force. 

Finally - cause you know we love our animal weights. You lovely lot have so far donated two African Elephants worth of food to us and our local causes! You are amazing


3rd May 2021

We have moved!

You can now find us in the Channel View Community Centre, Lower Wyndham Terrace Risca NP11 6QR.

We will be there normally Mon-Fri between 9am and 2.30pm. However, in order to avoid a wasted trip and to comply with Covid restrictions please message / text / phone beforehand.

We welcome you all to come and have a look around, but to avoid a crowd, please let us know in advance of your arrival so we can book you in.

Thank you so much to CVCC committee who agreed for us to move in, and we look forward to working with you over the coming months. Hopefully, together we can get the building upgraded so that it can once again be the centre of the community.

11th April 2021

We're going through changes over the next few weeks.

Our services continue as always, without any interruption.

However, we will from tomorrow, Monday the 12th April, only be in the ambulance hall from 9am to 12.30 on Monday to Friday.

Outside of these times we can be contacted by phone on 01633 848899 or email

As soon as we know of any changes we'll let you know.

Thank you for all your continued support.

11th April 2021

Thank you

We’ve had another amazing collection for Tin on a Wall!

Your donations have meant we have been able to support Pontypridd Foodbank,

Risca Foodbank, RCV Foodbank, HCT Homeless project, Ambulance HQ, Solar Strand and HMO Brooklands. We’ve also been able to set up mini food banks at Sgiliau and Trinant Primary School.

I hope you agree this is such an amazing achievement! Thank you so much to everyone who donated.

Remember that if you or someone you know are ever in need of a food parcel just message us and let us know!

Thanks to all our volunteers for making this possible













16th February 2021

Thank you all once again for your generous donations for last week's TOAW. Charities supported were RCV Foodbank, Risca Foodbank, Llamau, Cymric Creations, Sirhowy Community Centre, HCT homeless project and the local Ambulance HQ. Thank you for helping us make such a difference!













3rd February 2021

Calling all young future volunteers!

We're looking for digital champions to assist with our upcoming project.

We believe no-one should be lonely in our community. Lockdown has really cut off the most vulnerable amongst us. We want to ensure that everyone can benefit from technology; whether that's staying connected on social media, completing your online food shop or even calling family members on video chats. We also want to raise awareness of internet safety and where information can be found.

If you or someone you know would be interested in joining our team - tag them below or message us for more information.

*Our digital project won't be launching until lockdown restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so - more information to follow.













2nd February 2021

Tin on a Wall is back! We're looking for Street Champions for our February collection.

We've decided to stay with a Saturday morning collection for this month following the success of last month's collection. We were in awe of the generous donations we received - you lovely lot are really fantastic.

If you are available to collect on the morning of Saturday 13th February and able to drop at our hub by 1pm the same day; post below the name of the street you would like to collect from and a member of the team will be in touch to confirm.

Thanks all! Here's to another successful collection!

*Collections for Wattsville and Cwmfelinfach will take place Wednesday 10th February from 7pm as usual.












17th January 2021

Thank you for another amazing collection!!!

We're always so overwhelmed with gratitude with our community after a TOAW collection. Over 2.5 tons of food collected which will make a massive difference to our charities. This month our charities are RCV Foodbank, St David’s Foodbank, Risca Foodbank, all creatures great and small, Pantside Foodbank and HCT homeless project.

This week has really made us see the important services food banks provide to families struggling financially at the moment. Everything you donate from a single tin of beans to a bigger care package is appreciated, needed and redistributed to those in need.

Thanks to our volunteers for giving up their Saturday mornings to collect an impressive haul! We hope you're resting up today - you can start strength training for next months collection tomorrow













6th January 2021

2020 was a hard year for us all. As we begin this new year we're asking everyone to remember that we've all gone through a lot in the last few months and it's still ongoing for so many of us. Wherever you can, show kindness. We all need a little kindness right now.

If you or a relative is isolated at the moment - get in touch with us and see how we can spread some kindness to them this January.














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