VOLUNTEERS from the Aviva Protects team based at Yorkshire House in York will join the gardeners at Rievaulx Terrace to help out with the annual activity of raking the hay from the wildflower meadows tomorrow (Thursday)

Maria Mahon, Gardener at Nunnington Hall and Rievaulx Terrace said: “We are delighted that Aviva have chosen to support the work of one of their local National Trust properties by offering to help out for the day with our annual wildflower meadow management task of hay raking, as part of their local community volunteering programme.

"This additional support means that in just one day we can hopefully clear the hay from the whole of the terrace with the aim of conserving and improving our fabulous spring and summer wildflower display and continue to increase our overall visitor enjoyment."

Gillian Lynas, Business Development Manager at Aviva Protects, Aviva added “We are really excited to be helping out the National Trust. Aviva Protects, which is launching in January, is a new insurance venture for Aviva based in local communities.

"This is a perfect example of how we can integrate and give something back to the community. It is a great opportunity for us to work together and make a difference to the beautiful surroundings here at Rievaulx Terrace”

For more information about visiting Rievaulx Terrace,phone 01439 798340 or visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/rievaulx-terrace