THE official opening of Diva Care’s Hyperion House Care Home was a real community event attended by relatives of the residents; families and friends of the staff and community groups.

After the blessing by the Rev Caroline Symcox, Trevor Hing MBE, former mayor of Fairford and now a resident at Hyperion House, had the honour of cutting the ribbon to officially open the Diva Care facility.

Trevor described the new bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms as magnificent, and said: “As a patient here, I can speak with personal knowledge of the enthusiasm and professionalism of the staff at Hyperion House.

“They can be proud of their achievements – this is better than a first-class hotel.”

Owner of the new Fairford facility, Tanya Shukla, said: “As the owner, I cannot be any luckier to have such a passionate, inspirational and dedicated team.

“They are all an asset not just to the Hyperion, but also to the lovely community of Fairford.

“I must say special thanks to Natalya James and Becky Scrivens, who have managed the home flawlessly and, of course, to the rest of the staff, who are one big happy family committed to looking after the residents and doing good in the community of Fairford.”

The afternoon last Friday began with the Combined Churches Choir from St Mary’s Church, St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Church and the Fairford United Church encouraging guests to sing along to old favourites like It’s A Long Way To Tipperary and Waltzing Matilda.

Everyone knew everyone else and had a lovely time chatting to each other over tea and home-made cakes.

The new 31-bed extension to Hyperion House right in the centre of Fairford provides home-cooked meals prepared by an on-site chef, and residents can enjoy a daily range of stimulating activities.

The home, which is the only one within a seven mile radius of Fairford, is now taking bookings from potential residents.

If you would like to have a look around call them on 01285 712349.