Sandi Starfish returns to Norfolk beaches to help keep children safe

PUBLISHED: 15:43 24 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:37 24 May 2017

Sandi Starfish: Picture: Norfolk police

Sandi Starfish: Picture: Norfolk police


A five-armed friend is returning to Norfolk beaches lending an extra hand to families to help keep their children safe this summer.

Sandi the Starfish was launched in 2014 - with a seafront flag for families to use as a meeting point if they are separated and special Sandi the Starfish wristbands with space to write a parent’s mobile number.

Sgt Tom Stead said: “The idea came from PCSO Sandi Greenacre, who was a member of the Hunstanton team before she sadly died in 2013.

“Sandi saw how distressing losing a child can be. She was keen to develop ways to help families reunite and advice for parents on what to do if they lose their little one.

“We decided that this would be a great way for her legacy to live on and that’s how Sandi the Starfish was born.”

Keep an eye out for Sandi in Hunstanton, Wells, Sheringham, Cromer, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston. Wristbands are available at each seaside resort.

Other news

About 6,000 people have signed an online petition pleading for a well-used coastal bus service to be saved.


Platinum-selling singer-songwriter James Arthur could play a second gig in Norfolk as tickets for a performance this summer have nearly sold out.


Inspiring young people from across the county will be recognised at the inaugural Norfolk Youth Awards at OPEN in Norwich on Wednesday evening. Here is a run down of the shortlisted nominees.

The problem of homelessness across North Norfolk and Broadland is to be tackled with £300,000 over the next three years.

Most Read

Thu, 14:08

Plans for an equestrian business in north norfolk were refused despite the applicant claiming it would create two jobs and boost the economy.

Read more
North Norfolk

Here is a collection of some of your finest photographs from some of Norfolk’s best-loved towns and villages.

Read more
Tue, 11:09

The Fakenham community has come together to help restore a pre-school hit by an arson attack early this year.

Read more

About 6,000 people have signed an online petition pleading for a well-used coastal bus service to be saved.

Read more
Marie Strong

People carrying out home improvements will soon have to pay to leave DIY waste at recycling centres in Norfolk.

Read more
Norfolk County Council

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 4°C

min temp: -2°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter