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Nadine Coyle reunites with her Girls Aloud bandmates to honour late friend Sarah Harding

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Nadine Coyle has reunited with her Girls Aloud bandmembers, Cheryl and Nicola Roberts, to honour their late bandmate Sarah Harding.

The girls organised a special Race for Life event in memory of their Sarah, with hundreds of people, wearing pink wigs and tutus, raced 5k around Hyde Park in London, raising money for Cancer Research UK.

Nadine shared her appreciation for those who took part or donated to their Race For Sarah fund. Writing on Instagram: “It was so lovely to see everyone who came out to walk with us today for #raceforlifeforsarah Sarah would have loved this day & loved seeing you all coming together for such a great cause!!!”

“Sending so much love to anyone who couldn’t make it but joined in virtually or just sent a donation. Mwahhh!!”

 

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Sarah passed away in September 2021 following her battle with breast cancer, at the age of 39.

The singer went public with her diagnosis in 2020, and was passionate about sharing her story to help others, while enjoying life to it’s fullest. As she said, “Right now I am trying to find joy whenever and however I can. Life has got so much smaller and my priorities have changed, but the other Sarah Harding is still in there somewhere too.”

Speaking the event fellow Girls Aloud, Cheryl remembered Sarah saying: “It doesn’t feel like she’s gone at all. To be honest, I’ve never experienced or anticipated this grief.”

“You know, I’ve lost grandparents when I was younger and I lost a friend when I was younger but nothing like this, the feeling of shock and disbelief and it still lingers now to be honest. I still can’t quite believe it’s real.”

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Nadine also spoke about Sarah at the event. Explaining how she was in denial about Sarah’s illness.

Saying: “This time last year we were actually hanging out.”

“We all met up last year. She was there and we were talking and she didn’t even seem that sick.”

“I was in denial the entire time and was the friend that was ‘Oh, it’s gonna be all right’, you know, I was completely in denial right up until the day she passed.”

The Derry girl confirmed the band would be doing something in honour of Sarah earlier this year.

More on Race For Sarah here.

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