AN organisation in York, which was gaining "serious momentum" before the Covid-19 pandemic struck, is now looking to bounce back by providing more opportunities.

Speedkix, which was set up by former York College lecturer Andy Phillips, provides events, parties and corporate teambuilding activities - most recently at Copmanthorpe Primary School offering opportunities to the pupils there.

Andy, who is also a UEFA B goalkeeper coach, said: "Since restrictions were lifted we have been inundated with bookings for Speedkix."

As events came to complete halt in March last year, Andy was forced to gain employment with a supermarket.

It was during his time as delivery driver that Andy said he realised the impact that the pandemic was having on mental health, so decided to look at ways of helping the local community.

After months of hard work, Andy has also launched a separate not for profit company called 'SIVIK Active' aimed at getting people active and improving mental health using activities. These include combat archery, NERF, dodgeball, turbo cricket, zorbing and bubble football.

Andy added: "We run loads of fun activities but we wanted to look at ways that we can make the most impact in the community, we have already received funding for a project aimed at improving young people's mental health in Scarborough.

"After over a year of restrictions people really want to get together and our staff social activities are proving really popular with companies trying to re-engage their employees with the workplace. We are also excited to be offering funded places to get young people active."

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