A phenomenal fundraising effort from a Cleator Moor 11-year-old will see him rub shoulders with celebrities at the star-studded Mirror’s Pride of Sport Awards tomorrow (Thursday).

Beau McKee is travelling to London with his family to pick up his Young Fundraiser Award at a ceremony in the capital's Grosvenor House Hotel.

Top sporting talent such as England football star Harry Kane and Rugby World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio, along with unsung heroes from across the country, have also been handed awards in this year's event.

Following in the footsteps of his marathon man dad Gary, Beau has ran at least three miles every day this year to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, with his total currently sitting at over £23,000.

The kind-hearted Arlecdon Primary School pupil also ran a half marathon to collect £1,500 for Cheryl Clark, a Cleator Moor woman who is battling a rare cancer.

On the morning after the ceremony, Beau and Gary will be picked up and taken to the BBC, where they are set to appear on Victoria Derbyshire's show.

"Beau is getting the accolades but [his brother, 13] Alfie has supported him and Minnie [his sister, six] has done her bit too. We're proud of all three of them," said Gary, who ran 100 marathons in 100 days for Macmillan in 2017, raising over £100,000, and became the first person to run the 112-mile Fred Whitton cycle route this year.

"Beau fully understands commitment, we're over the moon with him. It's unrivalled for someone of his age."

The young runner had initially set out to run everyday in January before extending his challenge to every day in 2018. Now, he is targetting 501 consecutive days.

Gary said: "On day 300 he said he didn't want to stop so he would do 500 days. When he worked it out he realised that would take him to his sister's birthday, he didn't want to take the shine off her day so he's doing 501."

He will finish on May 16, 2019.

The challenge has seen him take on extreme conditions, running in 33C heat on holiday in Zante and through the freezing Beast from the East winter storm. He even took his trainers on a school residential trip to York and was up at 5.45am each day to get his miles in.

Beau, who was runner-up at the North West Charity Awards and won a Special Recognition Winners Award at last week's West Cumbria Community Heroes Awards, has been asked to set off the annual New Years Eve dip in Whitehaven.

Dad Gary set off the event last year, he said: "It will be his last run this year, we'll go from our house to the harbour and then Beau will start the dip."