03 Dec '11, 11pm

Maids, volunteers running in Standard Chartered Marathon to raise money for welfare organisation Aidha

Maids, volunteers running in Standard Chartered Marathon to raise money for welfare organisation Aidha

Among the 65,000 runners taking part in the Standard Chartered Marathon today will be maids (from left) Paz E. Egar, 41; Janelyn R. Pascua, 39; Jeanilyn S. Bermudez, 46; and Crecilia P. Ellema, 39. The other three (not in the picture) are Jocelyn Jimenez, Marilyn Magbuo, and Joy Romualdo. -- ST PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN By Jalelah Abu Baker Filipino maid Crecilia P. Ellema has never put on a pair of running shoes. But since September, the 39-year-old has been running the length of Alexandra Canal, near her employer's home in River Valley, at least thrice a week. The slim-built woman, who runs either early in the morning before she begins her work day, or at night after her work has ended, is on her new regime for a cause. She will take part in today's Standard Chartered Marathon, and intends to complete all 42km of it. She is among 16 people, including six other maids and other...

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