Our history The Little Flower Penny Dinners was established in 1912. It was set up by the parish and local community in response to the high levels of poverty in the area and to provide food for those in need. The charity was named in honour of our patron St Thèrese of Lisieux, widely known as the Little Flower; and started with donations from local parishioners of one penny per week. Hence the name The Little Flower Penny Dinners. Anyone could come to The Little Flower perhaps with a large bucket or basin and take home enough food for the family. Many used their shawls to hide the basin.