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2015-10-06 06:00
Photo: Keiran Hollingsworth.
Paul Smit, Megan Dutton and dancers from Motion Dance.

Photo: Keiran Hollingsworth. Paul Smit, Megan Dutton and dancers from Motion Dance.

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DRUG activist and motivational speaker Paul Smit will host an addiction awareness community event at Hillcrest High School on 15 October from 6pm to 8pm and the community is urged to attend.

Smit says the event will educate the community about the devastation that addiction causes, the types of addiction and ways to prevent it.

Keynote speaker Smit is an international author, inspirational speaker, co-founder of One Legacy Works and founder of Intention1111.

Guest speakers included Mark Hardwick of The Guardian, a specialist­ child abuse investigator, Constable Andile Mbhele, from social­ crime prevention, an SA Can representative, the national 24/7 one-stop-shop for any emergency anywhere anytime, Tarren Coetzee of Body and Mind and Christannette de Kock, Chesthill Manor Drug Rehabilitation Centre manager­.

Entertainment was provided by Megan Dutton of Motion Dance Company, Janice Joseph of RBT Music, Samantha Landers, Tammy Saville of Country Girls and Sensei Gareth Crowe and his karate team from Shin-Gi-TaiI Karate Academy.

Sponsors included Jaguar Land Rover Hillcrest, Intention1111 and Body and Mind.

Megan Dutton of Megan DuttonMeMotion­ Dance Company, founded in 2009, said she is pleased to be part of the initiative.

“We specialise in hip-hop and also offer an open contemporary jazz class. “We are based in Hillcrest offering classes to all ages. We teach in a fun, relaxed environment where we share our passion for dance,” she said.

“Motion Dance has countless inspirational testimonies of children whose lives have improved through dance. We love creating the opportunity for children to shine, develop confidence and express themselves in a safe, happy environment. “We produce two shows a year and are involved in many annual demo performances in the greater Durban area. We also host hip-hop themed parties for children.”

If you are interested in joining the Motion Dance family or would like more information, email info

For more information regarding the event log onto -Awareness-Community-Events or contact Smit 071 569 2611.

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