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All posts by Laura Cook

The wisdom of trees

Nature is fascinating. I learnt recently about the natural phenomenon of crown shyness this week. This is a phenomenon observed in some tree species, in which the crowns of mature trees do not touch each other, therefore forming a canopy with channels and spaces between leaves and branches. A forest can be densely populated with trees, […]

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Flushing and Flourishing: A Zimbabwean Diary

A blog from Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, Prof Clive Marsh. Clive traveled to Zimbabwe in June 2019 with All We Can I spent six days in Zimbabwe and saw multiple Zimbabwes within the one country. In Gokwe I saw rural hardship together with rural resilience through visits to local community working groups (small-scale farming, […]

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New Director of Public Engagement

All We Can is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Director of Public Engagement. Steve Adams will be joining the All We Can team in July 2019 to head up its marketing, fundraising and communications work with supporters, churches and the media. Steve has a wealth of experience in fundraising, communications, copy-writing, events […]

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Get ready for Refugee Week

All We Can are recognising Refugee Week, beginning the 17 June 2019. We want to help you get involved with 8 ways you can make a difference. Refugee Week first began in 1998 to challenge the negative stereotypes of refugees in the media and to address the hostility refugees can so often receive from society. The […]

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Betwixt and between in Zimbabwe

Revd Dr Barbara Glasson, President Designate of The Methodist Conference, reflects on a week in Zimbabwe with All We Can Airport departure lounges are strange betwixt and between places. Sitting here at Harare airport I am aware of this in a new way. A week in the complex and beautiful country of Zimbabwe provokes a […]

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All We Can shortlisted for the Charity Awards 2019

All We Can shortlisted for the Charity Awards 2019 All We Can is delighted to announce that it has made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector. All We Can has been shortlisted in the Grantmaking and Funding Category for its relational and partner-led […]

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Reflections on an impending cyclone

Laura Cook, All We Can’s Communications Manager and Humanitarian Aid Coordinator, reports on Cyclone Fani from Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.  I look out of my window this morning expecting a change in the weather, but the sun is beating down on southern Bangladesh in the same way it has done all week long. The only clue […]

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An inconvenient truth – period.

This is so inconvenient. The last thing I want when I travel is my period. Perhaps at the bottom on my list of places I would want to be when menstruating would be a hot and humid refugee camp in Bangladesh. Yet, this is exactly where I will be for a week. Along with packing […]

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Faith leaders call for commitment on aid

Over the Easter weekend, in an open letter, UK faith leaders called on the Prime Minister and Chancellor to keep the UK Government’s commitment to international aid. All We Can is proud to stand with faith leaders and other organisations across the UK who are calling on HM Treasury to prioritise UK Aid. “As people […]

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Cyclone Idai adds to the misery in Malawi

UN declare: “Worst ever disaster for Southern Africa” Cylone Idai has torn its way through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. 2.6 million people have been affected across these three countries. This number is rising, as are the injury and death tolls. Critical flooding in Malawi during the month of March caused widespread devastation with loss of […]

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