Girls Aloud are planning to reunite for a special fundraising gig in honour of late bandmate Sarah Harding.

Harding died in September last year aged 39 after a battle with breast cancer.

Derry star Nadine Coyle has now confirmed that she and Cheryl, Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts are planning to get the girl band back together to raise money in memory of their former bandmate and friend.

She told OK! magazine: "We're planning a night for an event to raise money in honour of Sarah.

"We want to raise money for a piece of medical equipment that helps diagnose cancer earlier so people can be treated. We definitely want to do something to help others."

Nadine Coyle confirms plans for Girls Aloud to reunite for gig to raise money in honour of Sarah Harding

Coyle said Harding's passing has been "devastating".

She continued: "When she became unwell, a lot of my energy became focused on her.

"There were suddenly so many things happening that were more important than anything else.

"It was a time to be around loved ones and support them. Her passing has just been so devastating."

Speaking on behalf of the band, Coyle added: "[Sarah's passing] still affects us deeply, to think about everything that she went through."