AN INSPIRING Barnsley couple are hoping to create a sanctuary and sensory garden for autistic children across Barnsley but they need the help of the public.

Michael and Paul Atwal-Brice are avid fundraisers for several charities and have won a number of awards.

They have two sets of twins Levi and Lucas, and Lotan and Lanson.

Levi and Lucas both have severe autism, developmental delay, severe learning difficulties, are pre-verbal, and can require round-the-clock care and supervision.

They are also severely epileptic and have been hospitalised throughout their lives due to seizures.

Michael and Paul have acquired a piece of land on the allotments at Togo Street, Thurnscoe, and are now hoping to turn the site into a sensory garden for autistic children.

Michael said: “We want to create something for local autistic people.

“It’s a bit of a mess at the minute and so we’re wanting to get the community involved.

“We want it to be a community-based sensory garden.”

The pair are asking for anyone who can put up fencing, landscape and help in anyway to get in touch.