The Sarah Harding Appeal: supporting breast cancer research through our love of retail

By Megan Dibben

The popular British band Girls Aloud are making strides in their efforts to raise money for
their late bandmate, Sarah Harding. Not only have they teamed up with Primark, releasing a
range of stunning navy blue pyjamas, but they are also creating vinyl’s to help raise the
money for the Sarah Harding Breast Cancer Appeal.

Before her passing, Harding wanted to raise money for a research project with The Christie Charitable Fund, led by Dr Sacha Howell to try and identify how young women get breast cancer. For most women in the UK, breast cancer typically occurs in women over 50. Harding passed away at just 39 years old. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020, and since her passing in 2021, the other members of the now disbanded group are trying to make her wish of having a breast cancer
research project come true.

According to the Primark website, 50% of the sales price will be donated to the two chosen charities- Cancer Research UK and The Christie Charitable Fund, to support their future research into breast cancer.

To further support the cause, bandmate Nicola Roberts tweeted that their hit song ‘Sound of the Underground’ is being re-released, as a collectible vinyl. Roberts said 100% of the profits will go towards the Sarah Harding Appeal, along with their share of Primark pyjamas proceeds.

There is a limited 5,000 copies being released of the vinyl, but the pyjamas will be in plenty. Starting at £14, the pyjamas are available from the 5th October. The vinyl, priced at £15.99 will be released on the 9th December, but are available for pre-order now.

The members of Girls Aloud; Cheryl Tweedy, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberly
Walsh took to instagram last week, posting pictures of their star patterned sleepwear range.
Bandmate Tweedy captioned her picture saying; “Before Sarah passed away we promised her we would fulfil her wish of raising money for vital research to help determine young women between the ages of 29-40 who could be at risk of breast cancer with no genetic history’.

With the contributions from customers, hopefully their goal will be fulfilled in remembrance of the lovely Sarah Harding.

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