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
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.
5th January 2021