A SMALL firm says it needs more donations from the public to help it mass produce face masks for NHS staff working on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis.

Stealth Mounts will soon have capacity to make 3,000 plastic masks a day after it was able to order a £10,000 injection mould tool.

The firm, which is based in Rivenhall, was able to secure the tool after raising enough cash on an online fundraising page.

But as bosses prepare to start production, they have appealed to the public to keep on donating to their cause to ensure they can create tens of thousands of masks for the NHS.

Owner Mark Macdonald: "It's great to hit the £10,000 target but it's not enough, we need more money to keep on producing these masks.

"We have lost a lot of money on our other businesses so we simply don't have the capacity to be buying the materials to keep making this equipment.

"A lot of the money raised so far has come from friends so it would be great if the public and businesses could get involved and help out."

Mr Macdonald says his company has been contacted by a number of ambulance trusts in the country, as well as 20 county councils regarding his plan to produce face masks.

He says production could begin as early as Thursday if the injection mould tool arrives.

To get involved, contact mark@stealthmounts.co.uk or click here to donate.