SIA Heroes, one of AP Security's Officers recognised by the SIA
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Security operative in Eastbourne responds to SOS and delivers baby milk and emergency supplies to the vulnerable.
An Eastbourne security operative has been using his initiative to find and deliver emergency supplies to vulnerable people in his area.
Elmas Housein, trainee manager at AP Security based in Arundel, has been volunteering to provide emergency supplies to Eastbourne and other communities on the south coast.
This began at the start of the COVID-19 crisis in mid-March, when Elmas saw a post on Facebook from a young mother in Eastbourne who needed some specialist baby milk. In desperation the young mother had put a post out on social media because the stockpiling by others had meant this milk was available. She could not get any locally and her baby was unwell.
Elmas shared this request with his team, and they all rallied to find the milk. By coincidence Lisa Housein, his wife, had the specific milk in question. Elmas and his colleagues coordinated their security patrols so it could be delivered to the young mother.
The grandmother of the baby who needed the milk wrote to APS directors saying:
“I really can't thank you and your team enough for going around the county tonight to get my granddaughter some baby's milk. It's so nice to know there are such lovely people in the world in a time of need. Thank you again - you are amazing people and people like you deserve a medal for all you are doing to help people.”
An NHS worker wrote:
“Thank you Elmas (Housein) for you and your family’s support in this difficult times at the NHS.”
Elmas, with the support of his colleagues Nigel Harman and Jamie Warner, have responded to several appeals on social media for support. They have delivered special children’s milk, boxes of paracetamol, Calpol and other medicines as well as personal care items to people in need in towns across the South coast.