THE North West Air Ambulance charity is on the hunt for theatrical talent which could help save lives.

The charity is looking for young actors and actresses to star in its new promotional video to highlight the work the air ambulance does 365 days a year.

In tough economic times, when charities are finding it increasingly hard to raise funds, the North West Air Ambulance is hoping a very different charity video will keep the region’s two emergency helicopters flying.

So a special audition will be held to find three young actors to star in the video.

The film will be shown at major fund-raising events and presentations across the North West.

Those applying must be aged between eight and 12, be able to improvise and not be camera shy.

Charity chief executive Lynda Brislin said: “Having youngsters star in our charity video is a very exciting prospect and we hope the audition will be well attended.”

Parents and guardians attending with their child should expect each entrant to read from a short script and also improvise a short scene.

But the theme of the video itself is being kept a closely guarded secret.

A small panel of judges will have decide which three talented youngsters will be chosen to star in the video.

Any parent or guardian who considers entering their son or daughter should email for an application form and details of the audition.