MUSIC FANS are encouraged to support the fight against a condition which causes chronic pain.

The gig, in its third year, is organised by David Williams whose wife Jackie suffers from fibromyalgia.

Mr Williams's dream is to open a hub in the health centre of his home town of Connah's Quay specifically to help support people living with the debilitating condition.

Mr Williams has organised Rock Off Fibro because his wife Jackie, 49, is now wheelchair bound with the painful and incurable condition.

Mrs Williams, formerly a long-distance runner, fell ill with fibromyalgia four years ago and was diagnosed a year later.

It is a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body and in Jackie’s case the pain is so crippling that she is rarely out of bed.

Mr Williams said: "I take my wife out in her wheelchair every so often, but even that causes so much strain on her that she's in bed for the next couple of weeks. This is someone who used to run marathons, it's a horrendous condition that leaves athletic and active people wheelchair bound within a year.

"But I am constant contact with neurologists from across the country and they are making great strides with research which could be groundbreaking in how it'll help people living with the condition.

"There is currently no way of curing it, but in the future I hope people suffering with fibromyalgia will be able to come to the specialist centre and receive treatment that will make living with the condition not so debilitating.

"Currently, people are taking their own lives because they simply cannot cope with it anymore, and we need to change that."

To raise money for his dream venture, Mr Williams organises a music gig every year.

This year's event takes place on April 27 at The Saddle live Music Venue and Bar, with doors opening at 6pm.

Bands on the line up include the Headsticks, Gothzilla, Bad Earth Dan Wilson and The Counterfactuals and Bard Company. Genres range from blues to heavy metal, so there will sure to be something to take your fancy.

Tickets are priced at £10 and can be bought from