Who are we?

Compassionate Rugby is led by University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire’s Department of Spiritual Care, with participation from other public sector, voluntary and business organisations.

Compassionate Rugby is being started by University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire at the invitation of a group of organisations that are part of the town – including Rugby Borough Council, community healthcare services and the voluntary sector. That’s just the beginning, though. Compassionate Rugby is for everybody – individual people, no matter what age or where you are; businesses of all kinds; voluntary organisations; community groups; providers of education, health care, social care…

We can only build a Compassionate Rugby together. So we hope “Who Are We?” becomes “We’re Everyone!

“A compassionate city is an uncomfortable city! A city that is uncomfortable when anyone is homeless or hungry. Uncomfortable if every child isn’t loved and given rich opportunities to grow and thrive. Uncomfortable when as a community we don’t treat our neighbours as we would wish to be treated.”
– Karen Armstrong, founder of the global movement Charter For Compassion

Compassionate Rugby is in part inspired by the international Charter For Compassion work. Click below to find out more about their work, and understand the Compassionate Cities movement.

Charter For Compassion

Compassionate Rugby is in part funded by a grant from NHS Charities Together in partnership with University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, working in conjunction with UHCW Charity.