Ian Piper receives accolade for work with the charity Crossing Boundaries

Congratulations to TL Dallas employee Ian Piper.

Ian, Office Manager and Senior Account Handler, has worked at TL Dallas’ London office for 17 years and recently received an honorary badge for voluntary services to charity as part of his work with Crossing Boundaries.

As well as fulfilling his role at TL Dallas, Ian is a proud family man with two step-children and one other son, who has autism. In addition to this, he finds time to work with two charities and helps people from all walks of life with money management.

Crossing Boundaries, based in Westcliff, is a small local charity, but work as a good team to support local people with many different tasks; everything from cleaning, be-friending service to assisting with personal finance. Volunteer consultants offer a breadth of expert knowledge and care including helping those with mental health difficulties.

Ian says,

‘To our surprise the charity was put up for the Queen’s Award for best charity in the UK. After rigorous assessments Crossing Boundaries won the Award – which is looked upon as an MBE for a charity. A glass trophy was presented at a local hall to commemorate the occasion.

In addition to receiving the charity receiving the Queen’s Award, each individual consultant and carer for Crossing Boundaries received an honorary badge for voluntary services. The presentation was made by the Essex Lord-Lieutenant for Her Majesty the Queen (Jennifer Tolhurst) and Sir David Amess (MP for the area).

So I received a badge too which was a great honour. It can be a struggle at times to help others, especially when life is busy, but it’s all worthwhile.’

If you would like to know more about the Crossing Boundaries charity please visit their website here.