World-record holder and Paralympic gold medallist Richard Whitehead presented a Cleator Moor 11-year-old with a top national award at a ceremony in London.

Inspirational Beau McKee was rewarded for his phenomenal fundraising efforts at the star-studded Mirror's Pride of Sport Awards on Thursday night.

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.

He was handed the Young Fundraiser Award by Whitehead, who holds the world record for athletes with a double amputation in both the full and half marathon, and Jenni Falconer, a TV presenter and keen runner.

Beau travelled with his family to the capital's Grosvenor House Hotel for the ceremony, before appearing on Victoria Derbyshire's BBC 2 show on Friday morning.

He has been invited by England and Liverpool football star Trent Alexander-Arnold to meet his teammates and watch them play at Anfield.

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, said: "The night was great and everyone was very accommodating.

"Beau and Alfie [his brother, 13] got photos taken with loads of sportspeople and there were lots of people congratulating him on his award and making a general fuss of him.

"He loved the whole experience. He really enjoyed the BBC show but was a little bit nervous.

"It's been a really nice time and one that none of us will ever forget. We are a very proud family."

The BBC programme showed clips of Beau at home and running in the Lake District.

Beau, who was up at 6.20am to run around London before the show, said: "We've had days where I just don't want to go but knowing that I'm helping people is what keeps me going."