HUNDREDS of mourners packed into a Carlisle church to say goodbye to Harry Armstrong this week.

The 20-year-old of Lamb Street, Upperby, died suddenly on April 7.

He had been due to go on a night out with friends in Carlisle last weekend wearing loud shirts.

Despite Harry not being there, his friends went ahead with the night out and wore their loud shirts in his memory.

Harry's heartbroken mum, Nicola, said: "He'd already bought his shirt ready for the night out."

Mourners, many wearing bright clothing, gathered on Tuesday to say their final farewells to the popular and bubbly young man, who was working and studying with Carlisle United Community Sports Trust.

A spokesman for the Carlisle United Community Support Trust said: "It is with deep regret and sadness that our second year degree student Harry Armstrong passed away last week.

"Harry joined our BTec scholarship four years ago and then progressed to study a degree with us at CST. We are all extremely proud that Harry was part of our trust and will always be in our thoughts.

"At this difficult time all our thoughts and sympathies are with Harry’s parents and his brother."

Harry's aunt and funeral director Jill Glencross organised the service with Harry's family and friends.

Music from The 1975, Arctic Monkeys, Coldplay and All Time Low made up part of the service.

While Ed Sheeran’s song, Castle on the Hill, was played at the crematorium to a montage of pictures showing Harry and his friends.

Donations were collected for the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).

Harry, who attended Upperby and Trinity Schools, was currently in the second year of a distance learning degree in sports science from the University of South Wales.

Nicola, 48, said: “He was a happy, bubbly lad. He was full of life and loved going out with his friends. He was a son in a million.

“He was very into his appearance. His hair had to be right and he liked his clothes. The hairdryer was always on!”

Graham, 52, said: “He was the kind of lad who would come and just give you a cuddle for no reason. That was Harry.”

His brother Jack, 22, said: “He loved football - particularly Arsenal. He knew loads of random facts about football and he liked playing on the PS4 and Fifa with myself and my dad.”

Harry left his home on April 7 saying he was going to see a friend but never arrived.

Hundreds of tributes have been paid to him on Facebook.