A LITTLE boy with a big heart has been raising money for those less fortunate than himself by drawing and selling comic books.

Lucas Ashford decided to raise money for the charity Unicef after his dad Craig made him aware of children in poorer countries who have very little.

The nine-year-old, from Rooksdown, said: “I was asking my dad for something and he said it was too expensive and he said think of all the children in Africa who don’t get as much as you do.”

Generous Lucas decided to do something to try and help, and created a comic book called Spider Man Warp Time which he has been selling for donations to the charity.

The Castle Hill Primary School pupil said: “I’ve sold it to lots of people. We put it on Facebook and Instagram. I sell them to anyone who’s willing to buy them.”

He added: “I wanted to do something to help children who are less fortunate than my sister and I, so decided to create the comic. It’s a short comic but it has taken me a long time to put together and draw.”

So far, Lucas has raised an impressive £340 and he intends to keep printing his comic book, which took around a day to complete and is inspired by Spider-man.

Lucas’ mum Louise said the feedback from those who have bought the comic had been really positive, adding: “We are all really proud of him.

“Our children are very privileged as are most children so I make them think about others and those who have nothing. We try as a family to think about others, and I’m really proud of what he’s done.”

Copies of the comic book are still available to buy in return for a donation from https://justgiving.com/fundraising/porgcomixinc.

Lucas said: “The money raised will help give children food and basics.”

Unicef helps millions of children in danger who face violence, disease, hunger and the chaos of war and disaster.

It ensures more children receive life-saving food, vaccinations, education and protection.