Milo Hanlon Fund
This fund supports young people who have little financial support but have a dream to train and gain employment in the marine industry.
Michael Hanlon, known as Milo, was a gifted and talented watersports instructor. He excelled at teaching, especially children who loved his energy and sense of fun. In 2012 Milo was awarded sponsorship by Seafarers UK to complete the UKSA Superyacht Cadetship and on successful completion of the first year of his training, he secured his first position on board a superyacht.
Aged just 22, Milo tragically died on the 7th April 2013. He was working in the South of France whilst starting out on the career of his dreams. Milo’s family and UKSA formed a fund in memory of him and his achievements.
If you would like to support the Milo Hanlon Fund, we welcome donations through our JustGiving page.
The fund aims to support young people aged 17-25 who have, in Milo’s family’s words, “done it the hard way, just like Milo.” Specifically, the funds are designated for those who have little financial support, but who wish to pursue a career in the marine industry. Some funds have been specifically ring-fenced for residents of the Lake District, where Milo was from.
Unless otherwise agreed, all financial assistance awarded to students is repayable. This means you will start paying back the money loaned to you from UKSA three months after your course finishes.
UKSA helped me gain qualifications, leadership and responsibility, helping me to progress my career and grow as a person.
Rachael Mew – Lead Skipper/Professional Yachtmaster Offshore