Compassion heals. These are the words Alison Lord, a friend of the Baden-Clay and Dickie families, used to describe the importance of fundraising events for the three daughters of Brookfield mother Allison Baden-Clay, whose life was tragically cut short in April 2012.
"It's part of a bigger picture of healing," Ms Lord said.
"All these people that can do something positive, it all assists in the process of healing."
Ms Lord said members of the Brookfield State School community had recently gathered for a lunch in what they called "a need to connect, a time to reflect".
"It was just wonderful for everyone to get together and share stories," she said.
"I went to work when Allison was missing and my 87-year-old client Bill Ashton noticed something was wrong. I said I'm really upset, my friend is missing and she has these three little girls.
``He used to be a country-and-western song writer so when I left he wrote a song for the girls. It was done just in hand writing, called Three of a Kind.
``A friend's 15-year-old daughter Georgia Horseley, who is also good friends with one of Allison's girls, sung the song and recorded it."
The tribute song starts: "Hello mother, we are three of a kind, no matter where you are, so near or so far, you are in our hearts and minds, we are three of a kind", and continues with, "we miss your loving touch, we miss you very much, we are three of a kind."
Go to this link to listen to and watch Georgia Horsley sing the song and for details on how to purchase the song at itunes - all proceeds will go towards the Baden-Clay Children's Appeal fund.
(courtesy of Quest Newspapers)