British singer Will Young's trademark Trilby hat has been bought for a staggering $3,600 (GBP2,000) on internet auction site eBay - and the money is going to three separate charities.

The 26-year-old EVERGREEN star kicked off the bidding bonanza in July (05) by auctioning his clothes and a selection of prized possessions.

Proceeds from the auction will be donated to an AIDS fund, a group for victims of domestic abuse and UK mental health charity MENCAP.

Last month (JUL05), Young said, "I'd like to get as much money as possible for the charities I support, but every little bit helps.

"It should be good fun to do it this way. I hope people are supportive."