Girls Aloud are rumoured to be planning a charity tribute concert in remembrance of their bandmate, Sarah Harding who recently passed away after a fight with breast cancer, aged just 39.
The girl band had been planning to reunite to celebrate the group’s 20th anniversary, but Sarah’s cancer treatment meant their plans were put on hold. According to a report in The Sun, Cheryl, Nicola, Kimberly and Nadine are said to be planning a Girls Aloud charity concert to pay tribute to their friend and band member.
The tribute is thought to be partly inspired by The Wanted star Tom Parker’s Stand Up To Cancer gig, and the girls are said to hope their concert will raise money for vital cancer services.
A source said: “It’s bittersweet, of course. They’ve all been through the most devastating news and it’s beyond tragic. But when the time is right, they’d love to see a concert in Sarah’s memory.”
“It would be hugely emotional for everyone involved, but it feels like a wonderful thing to do after everyone had hoped they might be able to do it together.
“They loved her energy and her zest for everything, so it would have to be done in that spirit. And if it could raise some money for charity too, then even better.”
The source added that Sarah’s bandmates loved her energy and spirit and so any tribute performance would have to honour that. Sarah’s bandmates were shocked to hear of the death of the singer and former Coronation Street actor, who was always described as the “life and soul of the party”.
Writing online, bandmate Nadine posted a picture of the pair together said: “One week without you!! Thinking of you all day every day and trying to imagine how your new journey is going.
“Please feel free to come visit me anytime. I know lots of people will want some Sarah spirit time so I can wait my turn. I hope you now know how much you are loved and how you impacted so many lives by being wholeheartedly yourself.”
Girls Aloud were formed in 2002 after winning the reality TV show ‘Popstars’.