Sarah Harding, a member of Girls Aloud who passed away in 2021

Members of Girls Aloud Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine and Nicola are working together this year to raise funds to support a poignant and specific wish that Sarah Harding expressed prior to her passing; to raise money for breast cancer research.

To kick off their fundraising efforts, the girls are joining forces with us for a special ‘Race for Life for Sarah‘ 5k event, raising money for vital breast cancer research in honour of their much-loved bandmate.

The 5k will take place as a special addition to the Race for Life event, beginning at 11.30am on Sunday 24 July in Hyde Park, London.

Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine and Nicola are encouraging people to join the team and be part of what will be a very special tribute to Sarah. The money raised by Sarah’s team will help fund vital breast cancer research.

Honouring Sarah’s wish

Becoming part of the ‘Race for Life for Sarah’ team offers a special moment for all those who loved and respected Sarah to come together with the rest of the band and celebrate her life, all while making an amazing contribution to incredible research that will help improve survival for people with cancer.

Everyone is welcome at Race for Life for Sarah. Like all our Race for Life events, the event is non-competitive, and participants can run, walk or jog the 5k route.

Cheryl, Nadine and Nicola will be taking part at Hyde Park but those, like Kimberley, who can’t be in London can still take part by doing a Race for Life at Home for Sarah on 24 July or at a time convenient to them.

Race for Life for Sarah is one of several exciting fundraising activities the girls have planned for 2022, which will culminate in a big industry-led gala dinner launching in the next few months that will aim to further support Sarah’s wish. More details of those activities will be announced soon.

Since Race for Life began in 1994, over 10 million people have taken part, raising over £920m for the charity’s life-saving work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer.

You can sign up to Race for Life for Sarah at or call 0300 123 0770.

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