From Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns
I have just received an email with the title, "Common sense wins the day!". It's not often I hear that these days. Here is the email in full from Mike Smith who organised the petition to get Nick Buckley reinstated as CEO of the charity he founded, Mancunican Way:
"It is with great pleasure that I can announce that Nick has been reinstated as CEO at Mancunian Way charity.
The trustees have all resigned, a new board has been appointed and Nick is back at work from this morning.
"Nick has asked me to say a huge thank you to everyone who signed the petition. It put the trustees under additional pressure and highlighted the injustice in this case.
"If you want to continue to follow the story of Nick Buckley, then follow him on social media at @ NickBuckleyMBE on most platforms."
This is really great news. I have congratulated Mr. Buckley, and in his reply he said, "We all need to stick up for ourselves or else the bullies win." How true.
I know that I speak for all members of The Freedom Association when I say that I am delighted that the trustees have all resigned, that a new board has been appointed, and that Mr. Buckley is back at work doing what he does best: helping vulnerable young people.