Asa Singleton

Islander, Asa Singleton, was born with genetic disease, Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2).

This disease affects 1 in 40,000 people and is, as yet, incurable and potentially life-threatening.

Despite all the condition threw at him, 100s of operations over his short life, Asa always remained positive and a true inspiration.

He sadly passed away on 28th January 2009.

Asa Singleton: Ten years on and this inspirational young Islander remains in people’s hearts and minds

asa singleton with Ben at awards evening and with Simon at film screening

It's been ten years since the inspirational Asa Singleton passed away. His Dad, Paul, has taken part in many fundraising challenges in Asa's memory to help others affected by the rare genetic disease, Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) and raised over £8,000. Missed, but never forgotten.

Monday, 28th January, 2019 8:11pm

By Sally Perry

Motorcyclist dies from serious injuries after collision in Brading

lee-daniel-and-asa-singleton

There has been a huge outpouring of condolences on social media for this much-loved Islander who sadly passed away this morning, following a road traffic incident in Brading on Wednesday evening.

Thursday, 8th September, 2016 11:27am

By Sally Perry

Asa Singleton Remembered One Year On

Asa Singleton Remembered One Year On

Our thoughts go out to friends and family of Asa Singleton who passed away on this date last year.

Thursday, 28th January, 2010 8:16am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Today is Asa’s Day

Today is Asa’s Day

Following the sad passing of Asa Singleton two weeks ago, his funeral takes place today in Ryde. Asa Singleton had an amazing effect on all those who came into contact with him and we’re sure

Thursday, 12th February, 2009 10:40am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Brave Asa Singleton Suffers Stroke

Brave Asa Singleton Suffers Stroke

We’re greatly saddened to hear that the hugely-inspirational Asa Singleton has suffered a stroke. The stroke was caused by pressure due to his brain tumours and he is now needing 24 hour care by two

Thursday, 8th January, 2009 1:29pm

By Sal and Simon with 2 readers' comments

Asa Singleton: Island Education (Podcast)

Asa Singleton: Island Education (Podcast)

We chat with Asa about his education experience on the Island at Ryde High School and the Isle of Wight College.

Monday, 5th November, 2007 1:48pm

By Sally Perry

Asa Singleton Goes To Bestival (Podcast)

Asa Singleton Goes To Bestival (Podcast)

This audio recording is a slice of the conversation that we had with Asa Singleton at his house a week or so back.

Monday, 15th October, 2007 4:22pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Asa Singleton People’s People Awards (Podcast)

Asa Singleton People’s People Awards (Podcast)

Last week we popped over to Ryde to catch up with Asa Singleton who recently picked up two People's People awards.

Monday, 8th October, 2007 4:12pm

By Sal and Simon with 4 readers' comments

Asa Singleton Wins Bravery Awards

Asa Singleton Wins Bravery Awards

Hundreds of people gathered at Cowes Yacht Haven for The Isle of Wight Peoples People Awards last night. We are so chuffed to hear that Asa Singleton was not only nominated and received the award

Friday, 21st September, 2007 4:56pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

This is Asa: Fundraising screening

This is Asa: Fundraising screening

On Tuesday night, Simon and I were very lucky to be invited along to a preview screening of Simon Higgin’s new film about Asa Singleton‘s life, travels and experiences. It was possibly one of the

Friday, 30th March, 2007 9:00am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

This is Asa – Film Fundraising Screening

This is Asa – Film Fundraising Screening

You might remember a piece I wrote last month about Ryde lad, Asa Singleton. Well the film that he was working on is now complete and a fundraising screening has been organised for 20th

Friday, 23rd March, 2007 12:17pm

By Sally Perry

This Is Asa: Hear His Story

This Is Asa: Hear His Story

You may’ve heard of him, you may’ve met him, you may’ve read about him in the national press or you may’ve seen him on TV … If any of the above apply, you will

Thursday, 1st March, 2007 4:35pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments