Cerebral Palsy Alliance expresses its sadness at the passing of businessman, philanthropist and friend of CPA, Nick Moraitis AM, at the age of 87.
As a Life Member of Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Nick was a tireless and dedicated philanthropist and supporter of people with disabilities.
Nick served as a Governor of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation and was a corporate sponsor and donor of CPA over several decades.
In business, Nick was a pioneer of the grocery industry, founding Primo Moraitis Fresh, one of Australia’s leading packaged salad suppliers, and the Moraitis Group, a national fruit and vegetable business.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Chief Executive Officer Rob White paid tribute to Nick and expressed his condolences on behalf of CPA to Nick’s children, Antonia, Paul and Stephen and, partner Judy.
“Nick’s work as a businessman and racing identity is well known, but he also had a remarkable charitable impact. Nick had a huge heart and was a generous supporter of many wonderful causes. His passion and energy for supporting children with disabilities was unmatched, and he will be sorely missed by all of us.”
Nick’s significant legacy will be continued by the Might and Power Race Day, an annual community racing event held at Royal Randwick and named after Nick’s Melbourne Cup-winning thoroughbred.
Since being established 25 years ago, the race day has become the biggest charity event on the NSW Racing calendar, raising more than $6 million for worthy causes, including cerebral palsy early intervention, research, therapy, assistive technology and much more.
Nick had a huge heart and was a generous supporter of many wonderful causes… He will be sorely missed by all of us.
Nick was a passionate supporter of Cerebral Palsy Alliance through the Might and Power Race Day and his role on the CPA Research Foundation Board of Governors.