HUDDERSFIELD MP Barry Sheerman helped to launch a children's fund.
The Barclays Child Trust Fund was launched at the bank's Market Place branch in the town centre.
It supports the Government scheme to pay parents Child Trust Fund vouchers.
The vouchers must be paid into bank accounts within 12 months.
Mr Sheerman joined in half-term fun for children at the bank.
He said: "This is a super initiative. Parents must make the most of this opportunity to plan for their children's future."
Branch manager Nick Greenwood said: "Many parents are uncertain how to use their Government vouchers.
"We thought that by holding a special day it would provide an opportunity to provide more details for families."