Two of East Renfrewshire’s brightest minds have joined forces with the Marie Curie charity to support a fundraising event.

Rucha Chandorkar, 13, and her 18-year-old brother Akhilesh unveiled details of a ‘brain game’ that will take place later this year.

The siblings, from Clarkston, are both members of Mensa – the world’s oldest high IQ society.

Marie Curie has enlisted their help to put together “a quiz to top all quizzes.”

The end-of-life charity is hoping to make the 2023 Glasgow Brain Game its most successful so far, with ambitions to top the £150,000 raised last year.

Rucha, a pupil at St Ninian’s High School, in Giffnock, said: “When Marie Curie first approached us and asked us to get involved, I couldn’t have been happier to support them.

“The Brain Game has raised so much money over the years and I really hope this year we can top that.”

Akhilesh, who is now a student at St Andrew’s University, added: “The Brain Game seems like a fun and competitive event – a great test of general knowledge, all in aid of such an amazing charity.”

The brain game will take place at Glasgow’s Hilton hotel on Thursday, September 28, with a series of quiz rounds covering sports, architecture and music.

A silent and live auction will also take place, as well as a raffle, sponsored by United Airlines, to win two return business class flights to New York.

Catherine Maclean, special events manager at Marie Curie, said: “There couldn’t be a more perfect duo to launch the 2023 Glasgow Brain Game and we’re hugely thankful to Rucha and Akhilesh for their support.

“The format has all the right ingredients for an amazing night - fun, entertainment and networking, with a healthy dose of competitive quizzing thrown in.”

For more details or to sign up, visit and search for ‘Glasgow Brain Game.’