Hector Bellerin pledges to plant 3,000 trees for every Arsenal victory this season


Arsenal vice-captain Hector Bellerin has pledged to plant 3,000 trees for every victory the club amasses between now and the end of the 2019/20 season.

Bellerin, 25, has partnered with reforestation charity One Tree Planted in his latest effort to support environmental projects, having previously spoken in detail on the likes of climate change and plastics.

One Tree Planted aims to create a healthier climate and aid reforestation efforts while creating social opportunities for those involved.

“As a child growing up in Barcelona, I spent a lot of my time with my grandad in his garden planting trees and playing in forests so it’s an issue very close to my heart,” Bellerin said.

“When I saw the great work that One Tree Planted do, not just the planting of the trees but within the communities as well, I knew it was something that I wanted to get involved in.

“I hope that by doing this and using my platform, others will see how important it is to look after our world and donate to a cause which really affects us all.”

Diana Chaplin, Canopy Director of One Tree Planted, said: “It’s great to know that there are champions for the environment in the sports world.

“Hector’s passion for nature goes beyond words to make a real impact on the ground and help us plant trees where they’re needed most.

“This will have a lasting benefit for people, nature, and wildlife for many years to come.”

Arsenal have 10 games remaining this season and resume their campaign against Manchester City on Wednesday evening.

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