Guy Disney, who lost part of his right leg last summer serving in Helmand, Afghanistan, will line up against 11 fellow former East Anglian point-to-point jockeys in a charity race at Fakenham on 19 February.

Guy will be riding against Annie Bowles, Caroline Fryer, Gi Dangibau, Hannah Barnard, Mike Skinner, Malcolm Kemp, Neil King, Nibby Bloom, Penny Stearn, Chris Lawson and Jenny Knights.

“This will be my first time back on a racecourse riding in a race since I lost part of my leg,” said Guy. “The training has been going very well and I have had a specially made ‘riding limb’ fitted to my leg.

“It will be a tough, highly competitive race and I am particularly looking forward to trying to beat my friend and point-to-point governor Nibby Bloom.”

Money raised will be split between the Countryside Alliance and Help For Heroes.

Anyone wishing to contribute can send a cheque made out to Norfolk Countryside Alliance or Help For Heroes to David Hunter, The Racecourse, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 7NY.