The Ultimate Plum Pudding
This delicious, luxurious Christmas pudding is made in Cumbria to a family recipe. Exceptionally light, it is full of flavour, packed with succulent ingredients soaked in lots of brandy and sherry, and it has absolutely no trace of bitterness. Most people have no idea that a Christmas pudding can be this good. Join the exalted group of customers and at the same time benefit NEDDI. “ Price includes P & P
The company is small and the puddings virtually hand made so you can’t buy an Ultimate Plum Pudding in a supermarket. If you want the pudding the BBC Good Food Magazine said was as good as the best home made this is your best bet. Customers include some of the very best hotels and prestigious retailers, including Fortnum & Mason who go to the Ultimate Plum Pudding Company for their private label puddings, Join the exalted group of customers and at the same time benefit NEDDI. “
LAURA was born at the sanctuary in 1994. She is just a big baby, and has had to be separated from her mother, Penny, whenever possible because she refuses to acknowledge that she is grown-up now!She is very tall for a donkey and no-one can quite work out who her father might have been. Whoever he was, he must have had a very stubborn streak which he has passed on to Laura.
Adoption Gift Pack
This is a gift that lasts for 12 whole months, and gives love twice over – once to the adopter and again to the rescued donkeys in N.E.D.D.I.’s care. £27.50 brings an “Adoption Certificate” with a picture of your chosen donkey and a delightful fluffy toy donkey, with a smart name tag. In 6 months’ time a news-letter and up-dated picture arrives. Just choose the donkey from the list on the “Adopt a Donkey” page and we will send your gift, prettily wrapped in a gift bag, and a “With love” card bearing your message. Of course, the adopted donkey would love to receive a visit any time his adopter is near his sanctuary.
HEATHER came to us in 1994 after her owners were moving to a new home without land. She was going to be turned out on to the moor to fend for herself! She is very calm and sweet natured, and (we think)particularly beautiful. There was a time when she was the troop leader at NEDDI , but she’s getting on a bit now and has handed over “out-door” leadership to Beatrice, who is a bit fitter and more sprightly!
VALENTINA was born at the sanctuary on 14th February 1996. Her mother was Alice. Valentina can be a bit over-boisterous sometimes, but it is all very good natured.It is taking some time to learn some manners! She has grown up to be a very good-looking donkey and might win some prizes if she entered some competitions. She would definitely win prizes for escaping through fences – she doesn’t seem to believe that the same rules apply for her as for other animals, and just barges through them if she fancies being on the other side.!
DAKOTA – is a dark grey male with stunning markings, rescued from an uncaring owner in northern France together with Utah, Tahoe, Sequoia & Sierra. He is very handsome (and knows it!) and is a little inclined to stand about in glamorous poses to be admired. Maybe a career in films is called for?
DAMIEN – a leggy grey donkey from south west France. He has travelled all over Europe, having been shipped from Romania initially. He was then bought by some people in Spain who could only care for him for a short period. He came to NEDDI in 2004 and is a really sweet natured boy who adores people. Apparently he has a problem with his heart, but fortunately it has not given him any problems yet (keep everything crossed!)
Lily came to the NEDDI sanctuary from a very loving home, but she was living in the back garden and getting very bored and fractious and was behaving very badly, which is only natural for a young donkey who needs space and companionship. Her life was about to get even more difficult when her family’s circumstances changed for the worse, so it was looking really bad for her. Donkeys in France who are sold to unknown people often face a very uncertain future and her owner was terrified as to what might happen to her.
She was born in 2002 so is still quite young and loves being with the NEDDI herd, even if she is still a bit bumptious! She has a very curly coat which gets very thick and warm each winter. She also enjoys having a good roll in the mud, which is not a terribly good combination with her curly coat, but she loves it like that, so we assume she is the best judge!
She is very sweet natured these days, and is alway the first to go to one of her friends to check that they are OK if the farrier calls, or some such