In 1990, Alexander Gravenstein, holding the “Honorary Liberty of the Old Kent Road in Camberwell”, established with nil assets the charity Brick by Brick LHAG to provides permanent accommodation for the homeless.

The policy of the Charity is not political, religious or prejudiced.

Alexander Gravenstein, Project Organiser of the Charity, also co-wrote and published the book “The Wildlife of St. James’ Park”.

He has stood with his collecting tins for 25 years and thousands of hours on Underground and British Rail Stations, forever telling millions of commuters “Homeless is not hopeless, with your help. We desperately need your help”, in his distinctive voice.