Roughton wedding for two well-known north Norfolk veteran campaigners

PUBLISHED: 09:00 19 June 2014

David Russell and his new wife, formerly Mary Granville-White, toast their marriage. Picture: MAURICE GRAY

David Russell and his new wife, formerly Mary Granville-White, toast their marriage. Picture: MAURICE GRAY


A well-known north Norfolk couple, at the forefront of many community organisations, have tied the knot.

David Russell and Mary Granville-White, who had both been widowed, married in their local church, St Mary’s, Roughton, on Saturday.

Mr Russell, 72, is a past chairman and vice chairman of North Norfolk District Council, a past chairman of Sea Palling Parish Council, and an ex-senior flood warden in the Sea Palling area.

He is currently chairman of North Norfolk Older People’s Forum, an ambulance ambassador for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust, and archivist to North Norfolk Labour Party.

The new Mrs Russell, 67, is a governor of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust and a former chairman of the older people’s forum. She earned a national Sheila McKechnie Award for people whose campaigning helps bring about positive and lasting social change.

Mrs Russell also does work for the Care Quality Commission and for the organisation Think Carer which raises awareness of the need to support north Norfolk carers.

The couple asked for donations instead of gifts, to be shared between the church and Think Carer. More than £250 was raised.


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