The Pollyfield Centre in East-the-Water is hoping to raise £11,250 to install the solar panels and help fight the rising utility costs to run the centre. The centre was built in 1982 and is a bedrock in the East-the-Water community. It is hoped the panels would help to cut the centres bills by some £700 a year. Bideford town councillor Joe Day is heading up the crowdfunding project, which has raised more than £900. He said: Were also running against nine other projects to win one of two £5,000 prizes from the M&S Energy Fund. Were hoping we might have a chance in the one for the most supporters. Donate to the crowdfunding appeal at https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/pollyfieldsolar or cash donations can be made at The Pollyfield Centre.