Irish group The Script have come to the aid of survivors of Hurricane Sandy in New York.

Billboard reports that the group were scheduled to play Long Island - where drummer Glen Power has family - on December 5 but had the date moved up to a rest day of November 8.

They donated all proceeds from ticket sales, merchandise and their fee to the Long Island Red Cross.

"Had this hit Ireland, we would've been wiped out," Script guitarist Mark Sheehan told Billboard.

Frontman Danny O'Donoghue added: "How could we rest when so many were in such need? America has been so good to us and has enabled us to have a global career. We felt we had to do something to show our appreciation and give back and help.

"We hope that by stepping forward, others will do the same. And, we hope we (brought) some much-needed fun and enabled the people dealing with such a loss to escape and enjoy themselves for a bit."