Thousands attend funeral of community champion from Brent

Trevor Hutton's funeral service took place at Harlesden Baptist Church (Pic credit: Gemini Xperience

Trevor Hutton's funeral service took place at Harlesden Baptist Church (Pic credit: Gemini Xperience Photography) - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people attended the funeral of an award-winning community champion from Wembley who died suddenly at the age of 52.

More than 2,000 mourners attended the funeral on Friday (Pic Credit: Gemini Xperience Photography)

More than 2,000 mourners attended the funeral on Friday (Pic Credit: Gemini Xperience Photography) - Credit: Archant

Mourners spilled out onto the streets unable to fit into Harlesden Baptist Church in Acton Lane, where the service for Trevor Hutton took place on Friday.

Sharon Hutton, Richard Hutton and Tajean Hutton, led the procession in Harlesden (Pic Credit: Gemini

Sharon Hutton, Richard Hutton and Tajean Hutton, led the procession in Harlesden (Pic Credit: Gemini Xperience Photography) - Credit: Archant

As well as co-founding grassroots football club AFC Wembley, Mr Hutton was also a sports coach, mentor, and one of the biggest role models in the borough.

Trevor Hutton died last month at the age of 52

Trevor Hutton died last month at the age of 52 - Credit: Archant

He died from coronary heart disease.

Tajean Hutton delivered a moving tribute in memory of his father (Pic Credit: Gemini Xperience Phot

Tajean Hutton delivered a moving tribute in memory of his father (Pic Credit: Gemini Xperience Photography) - Credit: Archant

More than 2,000 attended the service including representatives from the sports and music industry.

More than 2,000 people attended the funeral of Trevor Hutton (Pic credit: Reon Stewart)

More than 2,000 people attended the funeral of Trevor Hutton (Pic credit: Reon Stewart) - Credit: Archant

Streams of tributes were paid to the father-of-one during the service including an emotional speech from his 22-year-old son Tajean.

Trevor Hutton played a key role in grassroots football

Trevor Hutton played a key role in grassroots football - Credit: Archant

The pair worked together on various projects Mr Hutton had established including the Community Football Federation which aimed to help grassroots football gain greater recognition.

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Tajean told the packed church: “In this casket is my superman. He was my hero and he has made me the man I am today.

“He has done so much for the community and we need to make sure his legacy lives on.”

Known affectionately as ‘Trevor T’, Mr Hutton also worked in the music industry and was a former PE teacher at Capital City Academy in Doyle Gardens, Willesden.

His tireless work with young people in the community is heralded for saving many from going down the wrong path in life, while giving others the first step on to a successful career.

Last year his dedication was recognised when he was given the Joan Campbell award for his outstanding contribution to the community at the first ever Pride of Brent Awards.

He said at the time: “This award isn’t mine it’s for all of us who work together. What ever I have done I haven’t done it on my own as I have a good team of coaches, volunteers, parents and kids.

“This is a community effort and shows what we can do when we get together.”

After the church service Mr Hutton’s was laid to rest in Willesden New Cemetery in Franklyn Road, Willesden.

The Hutton family told the Times: “We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all our family and friends for the love and support during this difficult time,

“We also like to thank G Saville funeral directors in Wembley for the way they looked after Trevor, their professionalism and their sensitivity.”

Visit here to see a Facebook tribute page set up in Mr Hutton’s memory.

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