TRUSTEES are wanted for the board of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The appeal comes as the service announced its performance figures for 2003 and celebrated its best year yet.

Last year the ambulance attended an average of two incidents every day.

Some 272 casualties received treatment at the accident site and 182 critically injured accident victims were airlifted to hospital.

Catherine Selby, chair of the charity's board said: "The air ambulance has now established itself as an essential emergency service. However, we can save more lives with increased public support to fund more flying hours for the helicopter."

The charity is reorganising in order to increase fundraising and extend the service.

It is interested to hear from professionally skilled and experienced people in the Yorkshire area who would like to become Trustees.

Anyone who would like to take part should telephone the Air Ambulance hotline on 0845 120 6060.