Friends of Allison ask others to perform acts of kindness
FRIENDS of slain Brookfield mum Allison Baden-Clay have banded together to bring light to the dark memory of her death.
More than a year has passed since the body of the 43-year-old was discovered near the Kholo Creek bridge at Anstead, 10 days after she was reported missing in April, 2012.
Former Ipswich Girls' Grammar classmate and friend Deanne Hudson described Allison as "one of those people that resonated kindness".
Mrs Hudson is now doing what she can to keep her friend's memory alive and use it to inspire people to bring kindness into the lives of others.
To do this, the mother of two has helped establish the Wear Yellow for Allison and Strive to be Kind Day.
The inaugural event, which takes place today, asks people to don Allison's favourite colour in her memory.
It also invites people to try to spend the day performing acts of kindness; from carrying out a chore for an elderly person to doing something as simple as holding the door open for someone.
Mrs Hudson said Allison impacted on the lives of all who knew her because of her generous nature and kind soul.
To continue Allison's legacy, Mrs Hudson said people were encouraged to live with compassion in their lives and love for one another.
The event was preceded yesterday by a yellow-themed high tea fundraiser at which about 160 of Allison's friends gathered at Ipswich Girls' Grammar.
"I just wanted to bring people together who had a connection with Allison to help them heal and celebrate her life in a lovely way," Mrs Hudson said.
"I think Allison would have been overwhelmed by the support shown here today and how beautiful the event looked."
Funds raised will help Allison's three young daughters with education and medical expenses.
Decorations and lucky door prizes were donated by local businesses.
For more about today's event, visit wearittodayforallison.weebly.com/.