Orphaned Malawi children given fresh start after aunt's adoption
Social worker Gwen Davis has secured a new future for her sister's children by giving them a new home in England.
Ms Davis opened her heart to Felix and William when her sister died in Malawi last year and has now adopted the boys, adding them to her own family of three girls.
The loving sister, who lives near Midsomer Norton, said it was the least she could do for Nina.
The family were united with the help of Radstock and Midsomer Norton Lions, which gave a grant of £500 after hearing of Ms Davis' desperate attempt to bring the children to the area.
Nina, 39, died from an aggressive illness in the African country in September last year.
With no father to look after the youngsters, aged two and nine, Ms Davis began the adoption process.
Her mother, Jayne, who lives in Bradford, initially flew to Malawi to care for the children.
Ms Davis said: "Employing solicitors and adoption is a lengthy and costly process and I was forced to return home, leaving my mum to care for them.
"With my mother's health deteriorating and returning to England for medical attention, the children's visas were approved, leaving them free to make their home with me.
"With all my savings used up there was no money left for them to make the journey and this is where the Lions helped and I extend my thanks to them."
Ms Davis said it had been well worth it and it had been the best thing she could have done for her sister and the children.
She said: "The children are well and it really has been worth it. My sister and I were very close and I miss her but I see her mannerisms in the children."
Lions spokesman Barry Rogers said they had been very touched by the situation the family had been in.
Mr Rogers said: "Lions will always try to help where they can and it is the support of people in the community that makes this possible."