HECTOR BELLERIN has once again shown his class by pledging to plant 3,000 trees for every game Arsenal win from now until the end of the season.
The Spanish right-back – who helped raise £100,0000 to help fight coronavirus in March – has partnered up with global charity One Tree Planted as he stated he wants to “look after our world”.
And he will be hoping his new partnership will get off to the perfect start when the Gunners face Manchester City at the Etihad on Wednesday night behind closed doors.
It has been claimed that 4,500 acres of forest are cleared every hour leading to catastrophic effects on wildlife, ecosystems, and weather patterns.
Speaking to One Tree Planet, Bellerin said: “As a child growing up in Barcelona, I spent a lot of my with my grandad in his garden planting trees and playing in forests so it’s an issue very close to my heart.
“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 effects us all.”
HEC OF A PROMISE
Bellerin has spoken at length before about the scourge of single-use plastics and the dramatic effects of climate change on society.
Commenting on Bellerin’s pledge, Canopy Director of One Tree Planted, Diana Chaplin, 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.”
Fans were delighted by Bellerin’s vow, as one tweeted: “Hector makes me proud to be a Gooner.”
Another posted: “Awesome work Hector, you are a constant inspiration both on and off the pitch.”
A third added: “My captain. Always making a difference, you are a great role model.”
By: Jake Lambourne
Title: Hector Bellerin vows to plant 3,000 trees every time Arsenal win this season as his charity work continues to grow
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/11885084/arsenal-hector-bellerin-tree-plant-pledge/
Published Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2020 12:54:54 +0000