A SALISBURY volunteer who gives up her time to help other young mums at breastfeeding support groups has been recognised with a volunteering award.

Courtney Pickering is a breastfeeding peer supporter at the Mum2Mum support groups run by Spurgeons Children’s Charity at its Little Folly Children’s Centre and Salisbury Methodist Church.

She was presented with a regional volunteer award by Spurgeons.

For the past 18-months, she has regularly taken buses with her one-year-old son Noah to get volunteer at the support groups.

Speaking of the award, she said: “This really shows me that all the work I put in is not only beneficial but also very much appreciated.

“I thrive on helping others and although juggling work and family, as well as volunteering, can be tough sometimes, I love helping other mums continue with their own personal breastfeeding journey.”