THREE Marsden families face a bleak Christmas after a mix-up over payments to a savings club.
Michelle Wasp and her nieces Danielle and Samantha Martin were eagerly awaiting £1,350 in vouchers to spend on Christmas gifts after saving up all year.
But Park Christmas Savings Club, which supplies the vouchers, has yet to send them out.
And Michelle said the company had told her that the vouchers may now not reach them before Christmas Eve.
Danielle, a long-time agent for Park, collected cash from customers - including her aunt and sister - each week over the course of the year.
But one of Danielle's other customers fell behind with her payments - forcing Danielle to cancel that order amounting to £500.
Michelle said the cancellation was made on the deadline day for orders - October 31.
But she said Park had told her that none of the orders for vouchers would be sent out because its records showed the order was incomplete.
Following a phone call two days ago, she was told the orders were "in the system" but that there was no guarantee the vouchers would arrive before Christmas Eve - leaving little time for shopping.
Michelle has £600 of vouchers to come while Danielle is awaiting £300 of vouchers - plus £300 agent's commission. Samantha is due £450 in vouchers.
Danielle has two young sons while Samantha has a son and a daughter. Michelle has three grown-up offspring and a nine-year old girl.
Michelle said: "Danielle has never had any problem with Park in the past. Park say that when we are paid now depends on their computer system.
"But we are left unable to do any Christmas shopping and wondering whether to tell the children that Father Christmas might not be coming this year."
A spokeswoman for Park said she could not discuss individual cases, but insisted the company was "totally up to date" with its voucher dispatches. The spokeswoman said she would contact Danielle to investigate her complaint.
The mix-up follows the collapse of rival Christmas savings club Farepak - which left scores of Huddersfield people and many thousands nationwide out of pocket.
Park Hampers responded by pledging £1m to an appeal fund set up for the Farepak victims.