The Harris Charitable Trust was launched in 1954 by Susan and Wellington Charles Harris. Currently, W. Charles Harris sits as Chairman of the Board, and, Wellington C. Harris services as President, and, his sister Penelope Harris Roche serves as Vice President.
In addition to keeping The Harris Charitable Trust true to its orginal mission statement (HCT supports work of selected organizations that improves or increases their effectiveness in delivering services, including efforts to alleviate critical shortages of healthcare providers, non-profit management, and other areas of need identified by the trustees); in recent years, W. Charles Harris created the annual Harris Charitable Trust Annual Mock Fox Hunt and Gala Ball which honors men and women who have been selected by the Harris Charitable Trust as globally notable individuals of positive change. The Harris Charitable Trust Annual Mock Fox Hunt and Gala Ball is held during the second Satruday of October each year.
The Annual Mock Fox Hunt is held on the private 500 acre Harris estate just outside Northampton, UK, and, true to a mock fox hunt form, no actual fox is chased, hunted or killed during the event. Rather it is a festive event for participants of all horseback riding abilities, and, every safety is taken to insure a safe journey for riders, horses, hounds, and, our furry friends on the ground.