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Girls Aloud take part in Race For Life 5K run in honour of bandmate Sarah Harding

The members of Girls Aloud reunited in Hyde Park on Sunday for the primary time in 9 years as they paid tribute to the life of their late bandmate Sarah Harding.

Cheryl, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh took part in the Race for Life for Sarah 5k occasion in order to boost money for breast most cancers, marking their first public look collectively since 2013.

Sarah died aged 39 in September final year after being recognized with breast most cancers, which then unfold to different elements of her body.

Reunited: The members of Girls Aloud reunited in Hyde Park on Sunday for the primary time in 9 years as they paid tribute to the life of their late bandmate Sarah Harding

Cheryl, Nadine and Nicola have been all in Hyde Park for the occasion whereas Kimberley accomplished the stroll remotely. 

Kimberley appeared remotely by way of video link on Nicola’s telephone simply as they began the race by sounding air horns.

Thousands of followers gathered in the park to take part in the trigger, with the band hoping to boost funds for a medical package to assist detect most cancers earlier.

Cheryl gave a candid speech to the group earlier than the race the place she admitted she did not anticipate the extent of grief she would really feel following Sarah’s passing.

Tragedy: Sarah died aged 39 in September last year after being diagnosed with breast cancer, which then spread to other parts of her body

Tragedy: Sarah died aged 39 in September final year after being recognized with breast most cancers, which then unfold to different elements of her body

Event: Cheryl, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh took part in the Race for Life for Sarah 5k event in order to raise money for breast cancer, marking their first public appearance together since 2013

Event: Cheryl, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh took part in the Race for Life for Sarah 5k occasion in order to boost money for breast most cancers, marking their first public look collectively since 2013

She stated: ‘To be sincere, I’ve by no means skilled or anticipated this grief. 

‘You know, I’ve lost grandparents once I was youthful and I lost a friend once I was youthful however nothing like this, the sensation of shock and disbelief and it nonetheless lingers now to be sincere. I nonetheless cannot fairly imagine it is actual.’

The occasion comes quickly after Cheryl informed MailOnline her emotions of ‘helplessness was extraordinarily overwhelming’ when Sarah disclosed that her most cancers could not be cured.

She stated: ‘I requested her a lot to provide me one thing I may do to make her comfortable or comfy, something in any respect.

Together again: Nicola, Cheryl and Nadine were all in Hyde Park for the event while Kimberley completed the walk remotely

Together once more: Nicola, Cheryl and Nadine have been all in Hyde Park for the occasion whereas Kimberley accomplished the stroll remotely

Stage: Thousands of fans gathered in the park to take part in the cause, with the band hoping to raise funds for a medical kit to help detect cancer earlier

Stage: Thousands of followers gathered in the park to take part in the trigger, with the band hoping to boost funds for a medical package to assist detect most cancers earlier

Emotional: Cheryl gave a candid speech to the crowd before the race where she admitted she didn't anticipate the level of grief she would feel following Sarah's passing

Emotional: Cheryl gave a candid speech to the group earlier than the race the place she admitted she did not anticipate the extent of grief she would really feel following Sarah’s passing

She said: 'To be honest, I've never experienced or anticipated this grief' (pictured with Michelle Mitchell, the Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK)

She stated: ‘To be sincere, I’ve by no means skilled or anticipated this grief’ (pictured with Michelle Mitchell, the Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK)

‘Towards the top, she requested me to create a gala in her honour to fund a vital examine that her physician was engaged on so I’m dedicated to doing simply that.’

Nadine added: ‘She talked to us all about this a number of instances. Sarah felt actually passionately about wanting to assist different people in the identical scenario as her, or who might be in danger of discovering themselves in the identical scenario she was in.

‘She actually needed to do some fundraising herself, however sadly simply wasn’t properly sufficient, so we promised her we’d do it for her.

‘She’d have liked the Race For Life – she’d have liked to have been concerned. We know for certain she might be there with us in spirit on July 24 in Hyde Park.’

Cheryl added: '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'

Cheryl added: ‘You know, I’ve lost grandparents once I was youthful and I lost a friend once I was youthful however nothing like this, the sensation of shock and disbelief and it nonetheless lingers now to be sincere. I nonetheless cannot fairly imagine it is actual’

Good cause: Nicola sported a Race For Life T-shirt and black leggings as she took part in the run

Fundraiser: Nicola said the girls would have raised funds for breast cancer even if Sarah hadn't asked them

Good trigger: Nicola sported a Race For Life T-shirt and black leggings as she took part in the run

Heartbreaking: Cheryl told MailOnline her feelings of 'helplessness was extremely overwhelming' when Sarah disclosed that her cancer couldn't be cured

Heartbreaking: Cheryl informed MailOnline her emotions of ‘helplessness was extraordinarily overwhelming’ when Sarah disclosed that her most cancers could not be cured

Kimberley stated: ‘She talked to us about this after we have been all collectively and individually. 

‘We all need to be as proactive as attainable to assist increase as a lot money in her identify as we are able to. We promised her we’d.’ 

Nicola stated the women would have raised funds for breast most cancers even when Sarah hadn’t requested them, as it can assist their many followers who’re ‘in the identical combat she was in’. 

When requested why it was vital for The Promise hitmakers to return collectively for the race, Cheryl stated: ‘Sarah was such an integral part of us all.

Together: The trio looked in good spirits to be together again as they welcomed their fans to the park

Together: The trio appeared in good spirits to be collectively once more as they welcomed their followers to the park

Cheryl said of Sarah: 'I asked her so much to give me something I could do to make her happy or comfortable, anything at all'

Cheryl stated of Sarah: ‘I requested her a lot to provide me one thing I may do to make her comfortable or comfy, something in any respect’

She added: 'Towards the end, she asked me to create a gala in her honour to fund a crucial study that her doctor was working on so I am committed to doing just that'

She added: ‘Towards the top, she requested me to create a gala in her honour to fund a vital examine that her physician was engaged on so I’m dedicated to doing simply that’

Nadine added: 'She talked to us all about this several times. Sarah felt really passionately about wanting to help other people in the same situation as her, or who could be at risk of finding themselves in the same situation she was in'

Nadine added: ‘She talked to us all about this a number of instances. Sarah felt actually passionately about wanting to assist different people in the identical scenario as her, or who might be in danger of discovering themselves in the identical scenario she was in’

Radiant: Cheryl was all smiles as she began the race alongside hundreds of supporters

Radiant: Cheryl was all smiles as she started the race alongside a whole lot of supporters

‘It is essentially the most natural factor to do for Sarah and her legacy to return collectively in assist of her and others who could also be going via the identical devastation we skilled.’

Nadine added: ‘When we have been requested if we would like to do that all of us stated sure immediately. I believe it is such a vital trigger and we would love to do all we are able to to assist.’

Kimberley chimed in: ‘When Sarah was sick all of us felt so helpless. I believe she’d be actually comfortable we’re all doing this.’

She continued: ‘Sarah needed us to boost money for the Christie Hospital the place she was handled.

‘Beyond that we’ll all the time do what we are able to to assist increase money and consciousness for most cancers and breast most cancers consciousness.’

Girls Aloud are planning different fundraising actions in 2022, culminating in an enormous gala dinner in the following few months, with extra particulars coming quickly.

Cheryl defined: ‘We have a gala dinner deliberate for later this year in Sarah’s honour and at her request. We might be collaborating with Cancer Research UK to boost funding and consciousness.’

Success: Sarah and the rest of Girls Aloud rose to fame when they were put together on the show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 (pictured in 2006)

Success: Sarah and the remainder of Girls Aloud rose to fame after they have been put collectively on the present Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 (pictured in 2006)

Nicola detailed how they have been ‘asking huge corporations to place their fingers in their pockets’ in order to assist the essential trigger.

She stated: ‘I’m pleased with what we now have deliberate and really feel we have efficiently got down to do what we needed in making everybody really feel included however make a giant financial distinction for the charities.’ 

Sarah and the remainder of Girls Aloud rose to fame after they have been put collectively on the present Popstars: The Rivals in 2002.

Sarah’s mom Marie confirmed her daughter’s passing in an Instagram post, saying she ‘slipped away peacefully’ and known as her a ‘vibrant shining star’.  

Heartbreaking: Sarah's mother Marie confirmed her daughter's passing in an Instagram post, saying she 'slipped away peacefully' and called her a 'bright shining star' (pictured in 2018)

Heartbreaking: Sarah’s mom Marie confirmed her daughter’s passing in an Instagram post, saying she ‘slipped away peacefully’ and known as her a ‘vibrant shining star’ (pictured in 2018)

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