Chelsea star Reece James has been working closely with The Felix Project, donating £10,000 to the food charity and helping them serve up meals to a number of hungry children.
But while the Lambeth-born star was doing so on Wednesday, thieves smashed James’ car window and broke into the vehicle to steal presents he was due to donate to the project later in the day.
The England right-back wrote on Instagram: “Another rewarding experience with the Felix Project today serving meals to the younger generation.
“Hopefully we spread some joy ahead of a challenging Christmas period.
“Unfortunately, I was met with huge disappointment when returning to my car.
“During the event, someone felt the need to break in and steal gifts that I was due to go and donate later in the day.
“What goes around comes around”.
James has become an integral member of Frank Lampard’s Chelsea squad since returning from a loan spell at Wigan to make his debut last season.