Gary Cahill was busy playing for England - but the show went on back in Dronfield

Not surprisingly, Dronfield's favourite son couldn't be there.


Gary Cahill was busy playing for England in their opening Euro 2016 game against Russia, in France.

But the Chelsea star was there in spirit, at the Miners Arms.

He'd donated an England shirt to a special afternoon fund raising effort to help local woman Vanessa Boyd, the 28 year old who is suffering from late stage Lyme disease, a highly-debilitating tick-borne illness.

Money is urgently needed to fund Vanessa's on-going treatment in America, as the family cannot secure the same level of treatment in the UK.

While Cahill was the biggest name associated with the event, the star was Maria, Vanessa's sister, who sung a collection of numbers for locals in the pub garden.

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