Sarah Harding’s bandmates planning Girls Aloud charity concert to pay tribute to star
Sarah Harding's Girls Aloud bandmates are said to be planning a charity tribute in remembrance of the star, who tragically died last week having lost her battle with cancer.
The girls were planning to reunite to celebrate the group's 20th anniversary, however Sarah's cancer treatment meant plans were put on hold.
Now, according to The Sun, Cheryl, Nicola, Kimberly and Nadine are said to be planning a gig to honour their bandmate.
Partly inspired by The Wanted star Tom Parker’s Stand Up To Cancer gig, the girls are said to hope their concert will raise money for vital 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."
The source added that Sarah's bandmates loved her energy and spirit and so any tribute performance would have to honour that.
Like so many, Sarah's bandmates were shocked to hear of the death of the star, who was always described as the life and soul of the party.
Writing online alongside a picture of the pair together Nadine posted: “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.
"Always an inspiration, always a shining light and always my friend.”
Nicola Roberts also posted an emotional tribute to the singer, who she spent all of her twenties with in Girls Aloud.
Sharing a pic of her with Sarah on Instagram she wrote: "I’m absolutely devastated and I can’t accept that this day has come. My heart is aching and all day everything we went through together has raced round my mind.
"Especially this last year since her diagnosis, as hard as the year has been, our new memories are strong in my heart.
"There are so many things to say and at first it felt to personal to put them here and then I remembered that there are so many other people grieving her too.
Nicola continued: "A part of me or us isn’t here anymore and it’s unthinkable and painful and utterly cruel. She would have loved your messages today.
"Electric girl, you made us. You gave it everything and still with a smile."