A CHRONIC asthma sufferer from Kelso will be honoured tonight at the Mirror’s Pride of Sport Awards in London.

Ali Hay is passionate about fitness and has raised more than £200,000 to build a skate park for kids in a park near his home.

The 28-year-old dad is also an Asthma UK ambassador.

And tonight he will collect the TSB Community Partner Award at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

The Awards, which are backed by Sport England, celebrate and recognise the unsung heroes of grassroots sport and honour people who have gone the extra mile to help others achieve their goals and those who have triumphed against adversity.

Ali has been involved in the Kelso skatepark since its inception in 2011.

When it was no longer fit for purpose, he set about raising money to get a new concrete one built.

The project took six years and Ali didn’t just fundraise – he designed it, shovelled dirt and planted flowers. He did it all while juggling two businesses, looking after his two sons, and of course, managing his chronic asthma.

Host, Ben Shephard, said: “I love grassroots sport, and the way it brings people of all ages together. The joy of sport, whether that’s the exhilaration of winning, or the sheer fun of playing a game with friends, is a wonderful thing to share. Pride of Sport celebrates everyone who makes grassroots sport happen, and I’m delighted to be a part of it.”

Sporting legends and other famous faces from the worlds of sport and showbiz due to attend include host Ben Shephard, Lawrence Dallaglio, Martin Johnson, Amber Davies, Lauren Steadman, AJ Pritchard, Trent Arnold Alexander, Jermaine Defoe, Jamie and Rebekah Vardy, Jenni Falconer, Jake Wood, Vernon Kay, Josh Denzel, Kaz Crossley, Greg Rutherford, Graham Swann, Oti Mabuse, David Haye, Barry McGuigan, Dame Kelly Holmes, Iwan Thomas, Jason Leonard, Kenny Logan, Martin Offiah, Rebecca Adlington, Mark Foster, Sam Quek, Lauren Pope, Courtney Green, Chloe Simms, David Seaman, Harry Judd, David Weir and Baroness Tanni Grey Thompson.

Pete Markey, Chief Marketing Officer for TSB, said “TSB is incredibly proud of our continued partnership with both Pride of Britain and Pride of Sport. We believe in people helping people, and the communities they live in, to thrive.

“Pride of Sport celebrates those who have used sport to make a positive different to people and the communities they are a part of, up and down the country. It represents our nation’s local sporting heroes; people from the grassroots of sport, who’ve achieved something extraordinary for themselves, their friends and families, and for their communities.

“It’s fantastic to pay tribute to these incredible nominees and winners, who have inspired us all.”